BEIJING, May 13 (Xinhua) -- China has officially published its first popular science reading on experimental animals, the Science and Technology Daily reported Friday.
Although experimental animals are not a hot research field, they are an indispensable support for life science research, biotechnology innovation and development of the biomedical industry, and provide the basic conditions for scientific research on people's life and health.
After consulting and verifying numerous relevant literature and cutting-edge sci-tech achievements, the authors used poetry and paintings to summarize the scientific knowledge on domestication, evolution, cultivation and quality standardization of experimental animals in this book.
They also illustrated the contributions of experimental animals to major scientific discoveries. Hot issues such as life and health, animal welfare, biosafety and research ethics have also been discussed in this book.
The book was published by the Nanjing University Press. ■