NIH to retire all research chimpanzees

@article{Reardon2015NIHTR,
  title={NIH to retire all research chimpanzees},
  author={Sara Reardon},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2015}
}
Fifty animals held in “reserve” by the US government will be sent to sanctuaries. 

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