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Uncle Sam casts a regulatory eye over animal research in universities, but until recently no one had firmly tackled the issues raised by dissections and experiments in high schools and junior highs. Enter the Buckeye State. Beginning this month, 10 workshops sponsored by the Ohio Academy of Science and Ohio State University will be held across the state to educate secondary school science teachers about the controversies swirling around animal research. Rather than tell teachers how to use anim

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Uncle Sam casts a regulatory eye over animal research in universities, but until recently no one had firmly tackled the issues raised by dissections and experiments in high schools and junior highs. Enter the Buckeye State. Beginning this month, 10 workshops sponsored by the Ohio Academy of Science and Ohio State University will be held across the state to educate secondary school science teachers about the controversies swirling around animal research. Rather than tell teachers how to use animals in their classrooms and labs, “our goal is to present as broad a picture as possible of the social concerns,” says Lynn Elfner, academy executive director. The academy hopes that the workshops will help teachers either stand up to pressure from animal rights groups to stop such research, or guide them to finding alternatives, such as computer simulations of dissections. Elf ner adds that the academy is also likely to recommend...

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