animal testing

  • May 20, 2014  

    The National Institutes of Health announced that it will require scientists to test new drugs on both male and female animals. Until now, most early trials have been conducted on males. Judy Woodruff joins Dr. Janine Clayton of National Institutes of Health and Phyllis Greenberger of Society for Women’s Health Research to discuss the past problems driving the decision. Continue reading

  • May 10, 2012  

    Medical experiments on chimpanzees can be invasive, involving injections, blood samples and liver biopsies. But some say it’s the only way to advance medicine. Miles O’Brien’s report explores whether there are ever instances in which the scientific value of research should offset the moral cost of working with chimps. Continue reading

  • November 20, 2007  

    Scientists reported Tuesday that they had succeeded in making human skin cells mimic embroynic stem cells, potentially bypassing the ethical debate over embryonic stem cell use. A cell biologist discusses the research behind the advance. Continue reading