UTAS researchers say computers will take over from lab rats

A new scientific review led by the University of Tasmania, says there are already alternatives to testing animals — including virtual computer-generated organs and actual 3D organ-tissue models made in a lab. Lead author Raj Eri, of the University of Tasmania’s School of Health Sciences, said animal ethics had become a bigger consideration in recent decades. “Very slowly and steadily we will get rid of animals [in experiments],” Dr Eri said.

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