The experimental statistics in this release include the number of ‘genetically normal’, that is non-genetically altered (non-GA), animals that were bred for scientific procedures but were killed or died without being used in procedures and the number of animals (GA and non-GA) subject to tissue sampling for the purposes of genotyping.
The Home Office also publish annual statistics on the number of animals used in experimental procedures and the number of animals involved in the creation and breeding of genetically altered (GA) animals that were not used in experimental procedures.
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