The truth about animal studies: Do they really model human health?

Animals such as mice, rabbits, dogs and monkeys are widely used as surrogates for humans in fundamental medical and pharmaceutical research and are often subjected to controversial procedures designed to give them the symptoms of human diseases. This practice, according to its proponents, is important since it allows scientists, journalists and the public to draw parallels … Continue reading The truth about animal studies: Do they really model human health?

Frankenstein experiments combine human and animal DNA in the name of “science”

There are not too many subjects which remain controversial in modern society. It seems like everywhere you look there is a person or group pushing for the right to do pretty much what they want. And yet, there remains one subject which is highly controversial and will elicit very strong feelings one way or the … Continue reading Frankenstein experiments combine human and animal DNA in the name of “science”