Anthrax study on baboons axed by university president

 作者:臧劲     |      日期:2019-03-08 05:08:06
AN APPROVED project to test an anthrax vaccine on baboons has been aborted by Burns Hargis, president of Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater. The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology says the decision sets a “disturbing precedent”. OSU rejects suggestions in news reports that Hargis bowed to pressure from animal-rights extremists. Steve McKeever, vice-president of research, told New Scientist that a key reason was that OSU had no experience of euthanasing primates. But he went on to say that “the timing of the proposal coincided with violent acts against university animal researchers elsewhere in the US”,