The Use of Primates in Bio-medical Research
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This paper examines to what extent bio-medical research is aided by the testing of primates. It provides an exploration into disease prevention using primates, discusses embryonic research and cloning and shows how the human behavioral processes in the mind can be disclosed through primate testing. The paper concludes that the literature is inconclusive and the testing of primates must be seriously re-examined.
From the Paper:"The hypothesis of this paper was that primate testing does benefit human beings enough to justify the use of these animals in projects. Ultimately though, the material uncovered does not support this thesis (except in limited cases) and it calls into question the determination of some in the scholarly community to resolutely persist with such testing. Furthermore, questions such as whether or not such testing offers insight into the fight against disease, the study of human cloning and embryonic research, and the study of the human mind, all failed to deliver clear-cut answers; in some respects, the use of these creatures works, and in other areas the conclusion is much more uncertain."
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