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Editorial: The Dependence of the Happiness of Superstar Scientists on the Freedom to Conduct Animal Experiments

Michael Balls

British science journalism recently plumbed new depths, when The Times published a dreadful article by Anjana Ahuja, entitled 250,000 ANIMALS, NO ACTIVISTS, 1,200 HAPPY SCIENTISTS. Ahuja had visited “the future of medical research” at Biopolis, Singapore’s “research city”, where there are five biomedical science institutes, and where “international scientists are treated like superstars and wooed with open wallets” and “animal rights is not an issue”.