New Mexico chimps won't be used in additional research, pending review
The Institute of Medicine will reassess the scientific need to continue using chimpanzees for biomedical discoveries.
January 6th, 2011
11:10 AM ET

New Mexico chimps won't be used in additional research, pending review

More than 180 chimpanzees, used in research testing for decades and set to be transferred from a New Mexico colony to a Texas research facility for possible use in further testing, will not be moved pending a review of the situation, officials have said.

The chimpanzees are currently housed at the nonresearch Alamogordo Primate Facility in Alamogordo, New Mexico. They "will remain there pending an Institute of Medicine (IOM) in-depth analysis to reassess the scientific need for the continued use of chimpanzees to accelerate biomedical discoveries," the National Institutes of Health said in a statement issued Tuesday.

The 186 chimpanzees were set to be moved early this year to the Southwest National Primate Research Center in San Antonio, Texas, where they could be used in additional experiments.

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  1. mr. Ontopic

    these cornfield people of the midwest claim that jesus gave them chimps to cure their various std sss... Cause thats what good marriages bring..what say you to these annointed corn babies.. Is not a single child of jesus not worth more than all the chimps or us "other" non pork people.. And non evangelicals?

    January 7, 2011 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. helenhull102951

    Hey! Here's a thought, instead of useing chimps why don't they use ILLEAGAL IMMAGRENTS or like Frank said, use convicted murders, and rapists, anyone one death row!!! Tired of supporting them anyway... Terrorists would work to.. *Wayne*

    January 7, 2011 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. ugh human

    January 7, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
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  5. Heather

    I am wholly against using animals in research. We are smart enough to figure out other ways...Also majority of research done is useless... if the medication is approved-it may later be recalled because of negative affects on humans. NEAVS,, and others have excellent info for those interested

    January 24, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
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