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Coulston Loses NIH Tie, Faces Hard Times

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Science  24 Aug 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5534, pp. 1415-1417
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5534.1415a

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A major U.S. primate facility has lost its permit to house and experiment on federally owned chimpanzees, raising questions about its viability. In June the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ended its funding of the Coulston Foundation of Alamogordo, New Mexico, and later that month NIH officials let lapse a document, called an Animal Welfare Assurance, that allows Coulston to carry out federally funded research with animals.