Editorial: When Using Animal Tests or Alternative Methods, We are Also Testing Ourselves

Michael Balls

The correlation between the effects measured in a supposedly useful test with a model system (such as an animal or an in vitro system) and the likely effects in the object of interest (such as a human being) must fall between 50% (the equivalent of tossing a coin, so a relationship below this would be useless) and 100% (which is unattainable, given the inevitably of significant differences between the test system and the object system, and variation in the responses in both of them).
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