Human Exceptionalism

Scientists Create Schizophrenic Mice

Here’s another reason why we need animal research: Scientists have created mice with schizophrenia, which they can then test and study as they seek to learn about the disease and find effective treatments. Sometimes you just need a living organism–some of which will need to be dissected and studied–to learn about the worst human ailments and potential treatments in preparation for potential human trials. In such cases it is either animals, us, or don’t do the science. I choose animals.