50 years after the thalidomide tragedy, a new paper was published on 1st December laying the blame squarely on animal testing:
“The rapid and fatal approval of thalidomide at that time ultimately was a consequence of the sole use of thalidomide-insensitive species in animal toxicity tests.“
See ScienceDaily for the full story and a link to the original article.
In an excellent article in the National in Abu Dhabi, also published on 1st December, science journalist Robert Matthews explains why animal tests have been failing to protect people since thalidomide; and discusses our conference at the Royal Society.
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