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Tuesday June 6th

Annie Ham

Kenneth Brinkhous (right) began studying the first known canine carriers of hemophilia in 1947. His research with dogs led to the creation of a blood laboratory, known today as the Francis Owen Blood Research Laboratory — which led to multiple advancements in hemophilia including a blood test, treatments, and knowledge of the disease. (photo courtesy of the Francis Owen Blood Research Laboratory)

Group makes allegations against UNC laboratory on animal testing

UNC is known for its renowned research in a variety of topics and The Francis Owen Blood Research Center is no exception to this fact. However, one group in particular has brought about concerns on how this research is accomplished.  The laboratory aims to center independent and collaborative blood research through a breeding cohort of dogs with inherited blood disorders where some may require frequent blood transfusions. White Coat Waste, an advocacy group working to defund tax subsidized animal abuse, has released allegations against the laboratory at UNC — which is under the UNC Blood Research Center — for dog breeding. 

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