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What is animal research?

How many animals are used in research? Which animals are used in research? How many rodents and fish are used compared with dogs, cats and monkeys? How does the use of animals in research and testing compare with other uses of animals by society? These are some the questions we answer here.

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Why do animal research?

Most of the medicines we have come from animal research. Often science doesn’t need to use animals, but for many key questions they are crucial. They will help millions with conditions such as cystic fibrosis, Alzheimer's disease, spinal cord damage and parasitic infections like malaria.

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