Lead researcher Dr Esther Clarke, from the University of Durham, said: "These animals give us the rare opportunity to study the evolution of complex vocal communication in a nonhuman primate
The nonhuman primate
data were based on long-term observations of 700 adult females, including capuchins in Costa Rica, muriqui monkeys in Brazil, baboons and blue monkeys in Kenya, chimpanzees in Tanzania, gorillas in Rwanda and sifakas in Madagascar.
The Legislative Budget Board, which looks at the financial impact of pending legislation, estimated that "there could be significant costs to a municipality or a county related to the enforcement, seizure and impoundment of a big cat or nonhuman primate
," but added that these costs "could likely be absorbed within existing resources" and paid for by the fines.
New Hampshire: Ban on nonhuman primate
possession, except for animal exhibitors.
who described the first nonhuman primate
model of autism and will work with scientists who have expertise in nonhuman primate
social cognition, emotion, and identity, as well as with scientists who have expertise in brain development and neuro-imaging.
The value of nonhuman primate
studies is particularly evident in research aimed at assessing the risk of developing behavioral disorders, because like humans, nonhuman primates
experience complex social and affective processes.
Wynne notes that at the top layer of the sandwich, after forty years of trying, we can say definitively that no nonhuman primate
(or other species) has ever developed anything equivalent to human language.
William Switzer, a researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and his colleagues sequenced HTLV strains from a high-risk population: people in Cameroon who reported contact with nonhuman primate
tissues through hunting and butchering or keeping primate pets.
In fact, the NAS guidelines preclude only three research activities involving either human embryos or human embryonic stem cells: (1) the research use of human embryos beyond fourteen days (or the appearance of the primitive streak, if that comes first); (2) the creation of embryonic chimeras involving the transfer of human embryonic stem cells into nonhuman primate
blastocysts or the transfer of any embryonic stem cells into human blastocysts; and (3) the breeding of any chimeras into which human embryonic stem cells have been transferred at any stage of development.
Our work, which was published in the July 15 issue of Science, focused on the moral issues surrounding human to nonhuman primate
Also, the animals used in the nonhuman primate
model are expensive and scarce, thus preventing some research from moving forward more quickly.
Scientists say they have cloned a monkey--the first nonhuman primate
to be cloned--in an experiment to create genetically identical lab animals for use in testing.