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Boy, I bet the Neanderthals are extremely happy that they went extinct, or we would be using them as lab rats.

June 10, 2009 Concord,CA

James Loewen

Discussion about using chimpanzees in AIDS research should include the world's foremost chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall. I imagine Dr. Goodall would be very resistant to giving her ok to any of this given the appalling and horrific treatment of chimpanzees in the name of AIDS research that has already occurred. The beautiful cover image of the chimpanzee is marred by the cliched title "Monkey Business." Chimpanzees are not monkeys.

January 29, 2009 Vancouver, BC


Research on Chimpanzee is such a CRIME. How anyone can justify research on any animal is crazy. THEY ARE NOT HUMAN - they may be close but they are not HUMAN. SHOULD WE EXPERIMENT ON HUMANS TO HELP CHIMP DISEASES OR EXPERIMENT ON HUMANS FOR RATS? HUMANS WILL BE THE END ALL FOR EVERYTHING!

January 22, 2009 Richmond


Is the irony that HIV was most likely born from humans killing primates lost on anyone? HIV doesn't progress in chimps, so testing on them doesn't provide valid results. We have the means to test in other ways, and we should be using them.

January 10, 2009 St Louis

Dan Lilley

Interesting article, though I wonder whether Ms. Scott realizes that the order primates includes humans as well.

January 8, 2009 Raleigh NC


This virus has finished most of my community, and you guys are worried about hurting a few monkeys? Where are your priorities?

January 8, 2009 New York City

Wanda Perry

It is disappointing to learn that scientists are still going to use chimpanzees in research. Is it because they can?????

January 8, 2009 Afton


There are many things I wish I could change or at least prevent. For example the affect the drugs have on our liver. Its kinds like living and waiting for the terrible suffering end and there isn't a way out!

January 5, 2009 canton


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