The Physicians Committee



Research Ethics


The Physicians Committee advocates higher ethical standards in conducting human research and providing access to medical treatment.

  • Birth Defect Statistics
  • Concerns About Growth Hormone Experiments in Short Children
  • Human Experiments: Redrawing the Ethical Boundaries
  • A Look at Cancer Research

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Why Heart Failure Experiments in Animals Fail


dalmatianFor decades, scientists have mistakenly used animals to study heart health. But universities and research institutions should focus on human-based studies that provide greater insight into heart failure. Learn More >


Animals' Psychological and Social Lives


Evidence of animals’ sentience presents a serious challenge to the ethics of using animals in laboratories. At the same time, the availability of nonanimal research and education methods makes their continued use unnecessary. Chimpanzees, Rats, and Mice >