Flatworms could replace rabbits as models for skin products

Washington DC (UPI) Oct 01, 2020
Flatworms known as planaria could soon replace rabbits and other animals as reliable test models for topical skin products, according to a new study. The use of rabbits and other animals for product testing has long raised questions of ethics and sustainability. Human skin cells in a petri dish are sometimes used as an alternative, but the medium isn’t a reliable proxy for living tissue

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