Harvard Halts Animal Research After Fourth Primate Death
03/05/2012 Daniel B. Moskowitz
After the death of another primate, the head of Harvard's primate
research center has resigned, and the university has initiated a review.
The moratorium is just part of the university's attempt to solve problems
at the center. In addition, a team of veterinary staffers will monitor
animals and procedures more frequently, and a panel of outside experts will
suggest ways to improve review NEPRC operations.
"My involvement in
this has been very substantial over the last year, but it is getting raised
to a higher level in terms of my person direct engagement," Jeffrey Flier,
dean of the Harvard Medical School, said in a statement.
come in the wake of the February 26 euthanization of an elderly cotton-top
tamarin monkey that was terminally dehydrated after being left without water
in its cage for an extended period of time. This recent death was the fourth
reported at the university since 2010
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