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UW-Madison to hold forums about animal research

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MADISON (AP) -- University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists say they want to give the public a better understanding of why they experiment on animals.

The school announced it is planning a series of community forums to discuss the animal research program, and allow for a better public dialogue on what has long been a contentious issue on campus.

A group planning the forums includes a scientist at the Wisconsin National Primate Center, a campus veterinarian, an animal rights advocate and a bioethicist.

The forums are expected to be held every few months and include panel discussions, question-and-answer sessions and lectures by invited speakers. One goal is to diffuse tension between researchers and critics of the work.

The first forum is expected to happen in November.

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