How Gene Cloning In Pigs Could Help Humans Fight Disease

Greater Boston (WGBH, Boston), August 15, 2017
by Jim Braude, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

For the next great medical advancement, look not to the test tube, but to the farm. Experiments that were done here in Boston could make it possible to one-day transplant organs from pics into people.… Read More

Farmed Animal Law & Policy Fellowship 2017-2018
Harvard Law School

Deadline: March 25, 2017

Harvard Law School's Animal Law & Policy Program is inviting applications for Fellowships in Farmed Animal Law & Policy for the 2017–2018 academic year. The Fellowships provide opportunities… Read More

Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies and Genetics

Petrie-Flom Center, Course begins September 6, 2016. Register now!

Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies and Genetics An introduction to the study of bioethics and the application of legal and ethical reasoning. Course begins on September… Read More

New EdX Course: Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies and Genetics
Taught by Petrie-Flom Faculty Director Glenn Cohen

Deadline: September 06, 2016

About this courseBioethics provides an overview of the legal, medical, and ethical questions around reproduction and human genetics and how to apply legal reasoning to these questions. This law course… Read More

Call for Papers: The Animal Welfare Act
Harvard Law School

Deadline: April 5, 2016

The Animal Law & Policy Program at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce The Animal Welfare Act at Fifty, a conference that will bring experts together to assess the first fifty years of the Animal… Read More

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH


OLAW provides guidance and interpretation of the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, supports educational programs, and monitors compliance with the Policy. … Read More

The Animal Welfare Act:

Congressional Research Service, September 2010

This report reviews key provisions of the Animal Welfare Act and related legislative action. Read More is an information resource for members and staff of institutional animal care and use committees (IACUCs), entities that must be established by institutions that use lab animals for research… Read More

Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research: Assessing the Necessity

Institute of Medicine

IOM was asked to conduct an analysis of the scientific necessity of chimpanzees for NIH-funded research.  In this report, it establishes a set of uniform, restrictive criteria to guide research use… Read More

NIH Policy Regarding the Use of Chimps in Research

This site describes NIH’s plans to substantially reduce the use of chimps in NIH-funded research, and includes a variety of links describing the history of this decision. Read More

Special Section: Moving Forward in Animal Research Ethics

Cambridge Journals, October 2015

The articles in this special section address a range of issues relating to animal research, law, and bioethics. Read More

Salad Days: Professor Jacob Gersen on the rise of food law

Harvard Crimson, September 29, 2015
by Michael Zuckerman, quoting Jacob Gersen (Director, Food Law Lab at the Petrie-Flom Center& Affiliated Faculty)

From the article: [...] Much of Harvard Law School now seems hungry to talk about it, too. In addition to teaching the subject, [Jacob] Gersen founded and oversees the Food Law Lab at the Petrie-Flom… Read More

How Champion-Pony Clones Have Transformed the Game of Polo

Vanity Fair, August 2015
by Haley Cohen, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:  [...] In horses, as in other species, certain experiences and conditions can cause changes to the way the DNA works in their cells. Though it has never been proved scientifically,… Read More

National Animal Law Competitions, FREE for HLS students
Harvard Law School

Deadline: February 27, 2015

Interested in moot court, or lobbying? Sign up for the National Animal Law Competition at Harvard Law School (HLS)! Returning to HLS this February after several years away, the National Animal Law… Read More

2015 - 2017 Animal Law Academic Fellowship
Animal Advocacy Program, Harvard Law School

Deadline: January 19, 2015

The Animal Law Academic Fellowship is a two-year full-time residential program designed to identify, cultivate, and promote promising animal law scholars early in their careers. We are specifically… Read More

Summer Institute in Bioethics
Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University

Deadline: January 17, 2015

Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics is again hosting its intensive Summer Institute in Bioethics for US and international participants June 1 - July 24, 2015.  This eight-week… Read More

Special Issue: Rethinking the Ethics of Research Involving Non-Human Animals

Tom Beauchamp, Hope R. Ferdowsian, John P. Gluck, Issue Eds., April 2014

The articles in this issue assess how moral argument and empirical studies stand to guide animal research policies and practices into the future. Read More

The Use of Nonhuman Animals in Biomedical Research

Paper presented at the 17th Annual Thomas A. Pitts Memorial Lectureship, Medical University of South Carolina, October 29-30, 2010
by Dario L. Ringach

One scientist's response to key objections against animal research, and an argument that the responsible use of animals in biomedical research with the goal of advancing medical knowledge, science… Read More

Peter Singer Advocates for Animal Rights

The Harvard Crimson, November 10, 2013
by Joanna R. Schacter

[...] Friday’s talk was part of a series sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at the Law School. Singer also spoke later in the day in the Science… Read More

Are We Willing to Fight for Our Research?

14 Ann. Rev. of Neuroscience, 1991
by David H. Hubel

Neuroscientist David H. Hubel's 1991 argument that scientists need to advocate for and educate the public about the importance of animal research not only in their own work but in advancing medicine… Read More

Animal Liberation

by Peter Singer

In this book, renowned philosopher Peter Singer addresses “speciesism” and addresses animal research in Chapter 2. Read More

The Regulation of Animal Research and the Emergence of Animal Ethics: A Conceptual History

Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics
by Bernard E. Rollin

This article reviews the conceptual history of the regulation of animal research, explores the main legal provisions, and addresses future directions. Read More

The Ethics of Animal Research

EMBO Reports, 2007
by Simon Festing and Robin Wilkinson

This commentary article discusses the benefits, costs, and ethics issues of using animals in scientific research, with a focus on the legal frameworks in the UK and other European countries. Read More

National Anti-Vivisection Society

This organization is devoted to advancing science without harming animals. Read More

Speaking of Research

This organization aims to provide accurate information about the importance of animal research and animal testing in medical and veterinary science. Read More