July 2, 2018

Researchers from the seven National Primate Research Centers have joined six Nobel Laureates and a growing contingent of America’s scientific community in signing a letter that acknowledges the importance of animal research as well as transparency. The letter calls upon “our country’s research institutions – large and small – to embrace openness. We should proudly explain how animals are used for the advancement of science and medicine, in the interest of the health and wellbeing of humans and animals.

“We fully support the goal of helping the public understand and trust the research process,” says John Morrison, PhD, director of the California National Primate Research Center. “All seven NPRCs engage in community and educational outreach to provide information about our research as well as the care of our animals.”

USA Today printed the letter and signatures June 20.

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