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The official responsible for animal research at Imperial College London (ICL) has stepped down following criticism of aspects of the university’s work with animals.
The move comes a few days after an independent government advisory group, the Animals in Science Committee (ASC), urged the Home Office minister in charge of animal research to “consider whether he can continue to have confidence” in John Neilson, the ‘licence holder’ for animal work at ICL. The university had said that it “fully supports” Neilson, but today it confirmed that he was stepping down.
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