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Good animal care and good science go hand-in-hand
NIH is committed to the highest standards of animal care and use in the research it supports, and upholds federal regulations and policies that ensure ethical use of animal models. NIH encourages the use of the most appropriate models for scientific research, including animal models. The knowledge gained from this research is used to develop life-saving treatments for diseases and conditions affecting the health of Americans and the world community. This knowledge ultimately saves lives and improves the quality of life for individuals, their families, and all of society.
See the NIH Media Releases about animals in research.