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Senate Says No to New Rodent Rules

Science  22 Feb 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5559, pp. 1439-1441
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5559.1439b

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The U.S. Senate last week voted to bar the U.S. Department of Agriculture from setting new rules on how scientists use and care for millions of research rodents. But animal-rights groups have vowed to strip the new rule from any final version of the bill, which still must be reconciled with a House version that lacks the lab-animal language.