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A new database achieves more accurate results than toxicology testing on animals according to a study published in Toxicological Sciences. A team of researchers built the world’s largest toxicology database which predicts toxic properties of chemical compounds more accurately than animal testing. Prediction results using the tool were 87% accurate compared with 81% accuracy of the same animal tests in the database.

“These results suggest that we can replace many animal tests with computer-based prediction and get more reliable results,” says principal investigator Thomas Hartung, who notes animal tests are costly and often inaccurate, and many consumers object to them on moral grounds.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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