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In 2017, the agency began posting redacted records, but Congress is now demanding full transparency.

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Image of the Day: Sea Turtle Rescue

By The Scientist Staff | February 7, 2018

Biologists in Florida rounded up more than 1,000 sea turtles when they were threatened by a cold snap in January.

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Opinion: Label Drugs That Are Tested on Animals

By Shaun Khoo | January 16, 2018

Transparency about the role of animals in drug development could help raise awareness of and appreciation for preclinical research.

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The federal agency has so far not taken any enforcement action against Ruby Fur Farm. 

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image: TS Picks: April 3, 2017

TS Picks: April 3, 2017

By Bob Grant | April 3, 2017

USDA posting few animal inspections; HHS secretary proposes cutting indirect research expenses; science journalism vs. fake news

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image: Project Seeks to Improve Image of Animal Research

Project Seeks to Improve Image of Animal Research

By Kerry Grens | September 11, 2016

A new initiative in Germany aims to increase the public’s comfort with animal-based science; US government holds workshop on nonhuman primate research.

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image: Study: Ship Noise Disturbs Humpback Whales’ Meals

Study: Ship Noise Disturbs Humpback Whales’ Meals

By Alison F. Takemura | August 11, 2016

Researchers report the first evidence that nearby vessels may impair the cetaceans’ foraging abilities.

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The US Department of Agriculture orders Santa Cruz Biotechnology to pay a $3.5 million fine and to cease selling research antibodies.

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image: Retirement for All NIH Chimps

Retirement for All NIH Chimps

By Kerry Grens | November 19, 2015

The remaining 50 animals from a waning research program at the National Institutes of Health will head to sanctuaries.

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OU Baboon Program to Close

By Kerry Grens | September 9, 2015

A research primate–breeding facility at the University of Oklahoma will phase out operations over the next few years.

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