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[US News & World Report - opinion]

I have seen the future of biotechnology and it is an animal-cruelty-free era. Over the weekend, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) gave its Henry J. Heimlich Award (he of the famed Heimlich maneuver) for Innovative Medicine to a researcher who spearheaded use of human tissue for drug testing and medical research.
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Asterand uses lab-grown human tissues that are used to test drugs for humans, rather than animals ranging from mice and rats to primates. The beauty of the tests is that they produce much more reliable results while helping to bring promising new drugs to market much more quickly.

When you think about it, drug testing and research on animals are positively Neanderthal.
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Bravo for lauding efforts to help people and animals simultaneously.

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full story:
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/opinion/erbeblog/ archive/070416/the_search_for_crueltyfree_med.htm

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