Use of primates in research: A global overview

  title={Use of primates in research: A global overview},
  author={Hans Erik Carlsson and Steven J. Schapiro and Idle O. Farah and Jann Hau},
  journal={American Journal of Primatology},
We assessed the use of nonhuman primates and nonhuman primate biological material in research by reviewing studies published in 2001 in peer‐reviewed journals. The number and species of primates used, the origin of the animals, the type of study, the area of research of the investigation, and the location at which the research was performed were tabulated. Additionally, factors related to the animals that may have affected the outcome of the experiments were recorded. A total of 2,937 articles… 
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