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H.R. 4101: Humane and Existing Alternatives in Research and Testing Sciences Act of 2021


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jun 23, 2021.


Humane and Existing Alternatives in Research and Testing Sciences Act of 2021 or the HEARTS Act of 2021

This bill expands the responsibilities of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to promote research methods that do not use animals. Specifically, the NIH must (1) provide incentives for nonanimal research, and (2) require the evaluation of viable nonanimal alternatives before approving any research that involves animals.

Additionally, NIH applications for research grants involving animals must include an assurance that nonanimal methods for such research are not available.