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  1. The premise that ethics was at the core of research utilizing the chimp model was the overriding consideration of the review committee. In fact the committee explicitly excluded every legitimate scientist who had conducted major studies for critical human disease based on chimpanzee data when no other suitable model was known. Even a credible scientist refused to serve the committee knowing the AR fervor that would be directed at him.
    NIH/NIAID wanted to save money as well, retiring the chimps, however in the long run they may not accomplish that goal until all the research chimps died of old age.

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