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Lab monkey prices soar in U.S. after China cuts off exports

Hunt for new supplier continues as Beijing keeps research animals on short leash

U.S. prices of long-tailed macaques and other research monkeys are skyrocketing.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- Prices of laboratory monkeys in the U.S. have jumped around 15-fold from pre-COVID levels, with China having blocked exports and a new stable source yet to be found.

The shortage could delay development by American pharmaceutical manufacturers, making the problem a matter of national economic security.

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