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Harvard fined $24,000 for its care of monkeys

$24,036 levied over 11 allegations

Federal regulators have fined Harvard Medical School $24,036 for repeated animal welfare violations in its care of monkeys used in research, an unusual penalty for an academic institution.

The fine, announced Wednesday by the US Department of Agriculture, covers 11 violations from February 2011 through July 2012, including four involving the death of an animal.

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