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As a coauthor of the article "Animal and Medicine: Do Animal Experiments Predict Human Response" (Vol. 13 No. 3) I would like to address the concerns raised by Conn and Parker (Vol. 13 No. 4). Our article described the evidence, mainly from evolutionary biology, genetics, and clinical studies that animal models fail to be predictive for human response. The studies we quoted were not anecdotal but rather legitimate scientific studies. We presented numerous studies, sensitivity and positive predictive values when available, as well as numerous examples. The individual cases we cited were also from the scientific literature and were used as examples of the principle that different species respond differently to the same stimuli, specifically drugs and disease. We also tied all the above to theory as one should do...
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Greek, Ray. "Animal rights and medical research." Skeptic [Altadena, CA], vol. 14, no. 2, 2008, p. 19+. Academic OneFile, Accessed 13 Dec. 2018.
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