Responsible Animal Research: Letter to the Editor

In December, SfN President Hollis Cline and Mar Sanchez, chair of the SfN’s Committee on Animals in Research, were featured in The Hill highlighting the importance of animals in research. Cline and Sanchez respond to a National Public Radio commentary about their op-ed below:    Letter to the Editor, National Public Radio Published February 18, 2016 Responsible Animal Research Critical to Progress on Treating Devastating Brain Diseases Dear Editor, The Feb. 14 commentary by Samuel Garner, “The ‘Necessity’ of Animal Research Does Not Mean It’s Ethical,” does not reflect the unassailable reality that responsible animal research remains essential to advance our understanding of the brain and to treat its diseases. Given the tremendous human and economic toll of brain disorders worldwide—including autism, depression, schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease—it is…

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