Saturday, April 28, 2007

Annotation #6

Article: Alternatives: Testing Without Torture

Alternatives to animal testing are more efficient and reliable becuase there are no species differences. They take less time and are generaly less costly.
Types include embyronic stem cell test, which uses mouse cells to assess the toxicity of embryos, 3T3 Neutral Red Uptake Phototoxicity Test, that uses culture grown cells to test sunlight irritation on skin, EpiDerm test, that replaces rabbits for the skin corrosion test.

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