A scientific advisory group says the U.S. response to its next public health emergency could be imperiled by a shortage of monkeys.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine issued a report this week blaming a drop in funding for declining numbers of U.S.-bred research primates.
It said international suppliers cannot be counted on to fill the gap, and alternatives such as artificial-intelligence modeling were not yet up to the task.
Monkeys make up only 0.5% of all biomedical research subjects in the United States. However, because of their genetic similarity to humans, they were crucial to the development of COVID-19 vaccines at the start of the pandemic.
There were 113,500 research monkeys in the United States in 2021. That year, primate research centers had to deny two-thirds of all requests for monkeys that had not been used in previous studies.
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