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Mice are the Worst Test Subjects

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#1 Nate-2004

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:15 AM


Thoughtless "ethics" and the FDA ruin it for us. 

 


Edited by Nate-2004, 14 November 2017 - 03:16 AM.

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#2 sthira

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:51 AM

I think one reason researchers use mice is because everyone else uses mice. The infrastructure is in place and mice are convenient, and alternatives are limited.

Meanwhile, mice are sensitive creatures: they react differently to male and female researchers (males stress them out and alter hormone levels); they react differently when music is playing, and to different types of music. That is, to a mouse, mice love Eek-a-Mouse:
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