June 10, 2009
By Joyce Tischler, ALDF's Founder and General Counsel
I’m excited about a major development that could spare many, many thousands of animals from being used in agonizing toxicity testing.
In 2007, the U.S. National Research Council (NRC) released a report entitled “Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and A Strategy.” This Report proposes a new paradigm for toxicity testing, one that moves away from using live animals and replaces them with alternatives, such as cell cultures, tissues cultures, computer models and other methods.
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