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A landmark study published on 28 July reveals how animal tests create a false sense of security, putting patients at risk.

The Observer published our letter, signed by many expert scientists, commenting on the study and urging governments to replace animal-testing requirements with an obligation to use the most reliably proved methods available. 

The Sunday Times also published our (different) letter, which began: “We hope the exciting technology mentioned in your article will become mainstream within three years as predicted. Meanwhile, other human-based technologies are already available that could be improving patient safety here and now. The impediment is not science but political will.”

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