Author Archives: Anne Deschamps

ILAR, Harvard Law School Convene Workshop on the Future of Animal Law

On January 26, the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research; the Animal Law and Policy Program; and the Petri-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics of the Harvard Law School convened a workshop on the future directions of federal animal law in the U.S.  Prior to the workshop, Professor Margaret Foster Riley presented an… Read More »

Two New FASEB Publications Explore Zika Virus and Liquid Biopsies

In the Breakthroughs in Bioscience title “Secrets of the Human Brain Revealed: Development, Disease & the Zika Virus,” the process of human brain development is explored, revealing how genetics, infection, and lifestyle can impact its growth and function. Special emphasis is placed on how the Zika virus affects the growing fetal brain. The newest Horizons… Read More »

FASEB Comments on Future Nonhuman Primate Resources

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted comments in response to a Request for Information from the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP). ORIP was seeking comment on 1) capabilities of organizations and universities to provide research resources necessary for nonhuman primate (NHP) research, and 2) information on… Read More »

USDA removes, then returns records to its website

In a confusing series of events, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) first removed all regulatory correspondence, research facility annual reports, and enforcement records from its website, then returned many of the same documents online in response to public outcry. According to APHIS, all records pertaining to… Read More »

FASEB urges NIH to maintain the integrity of its peer review system

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted comments supporting a strong, effective, and efficient peer review system to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in response to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on February 3. The NPRM sought to exempt important peer reviewer and peer referee information from public access under… Read More »

Reporting of environmental factors in animal facilities needs improvement, FASEB says

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) encouraged increased communications about environmental factors potentially affecting animal research in its response to a Request for Information (RFI) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP). The RFI sought input from the community on the significance of environmental conditions (e.g.,… Read More »