By Adam Andrzejewski for RealClearPolicy
The role of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in funding gain of function research in chinaas well as a recent bombshell report about cruel experiments with beagleshas focused a lot of attention on his research grants.
Here’s another highly questionable expense: According to a NIH grant originally discovered by The national pulseFauci’s agency awarded grants totaling $478,188 in fiscal years 2021 and 2022 to inject hormones into male monkeys to turn them into females.
The NIH grant was awarded to Scripps Research in Jupiter, Florida. In summary, the researchers state that “TGW [transgender women] they have some of the most concentrated HIV epidemics in the world, with a pooled global prevalence of 19% and 49 times more likely to acquire HIV than non-transgender adults. A key part of gender affirmation at TGW is feminizing hormone therapy (FHT), of which the lead drug is the hormone estradiol.”
To address this, the researchers will “model FHT [female hormone therapy] in non-human primates to prospectively address two knowledge gaps about the impact of FHT on the male immune system… Ultimately, the experiments proposed here will begin to uncover how FHT may affect HIV susceptibility and the outcome of immune interventions at TGW.
All grantee recipients of NIH funding must follow the ethical guidelines set forth in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. It states that “Studies that may result in…significant alterations in the ability of animals to maintain normal physiology…should include descriptions of appropriate humane endpoints or provide a science-based justification for not using an endpoint.” of humanitarian assessment in particular, commonly accepted”.
It is unclear if an official ethical justification for this experiment was ever provided. The chief bioethicist at the National Institutes of Health is Dr. Anthony Fauci’s wife, Christine Grady. grady earned $238,970 in 2021 which is more than the vice president of the US earns each year.
Should the NIH fund animal research, especially research that alters the animal’s gender?
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