University of Wisconsin closes laboratory, ending cat experiments

January 26, 2015 9:12 PM

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(Reuters) - A University of Wisconsin research laboratory that attracted controversy for using live cats in experiments is closing this year, the school said.

The University of Wisconsin at Madison said its Department of Neuroscience will no longer conduct experiments related to "sound localization" because Tom Yin, the department interim chair and chief researcher, is retiring at age 70.

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