Animal Research

All Creatures Great and Small

Rada Petric's love for nature has led her to study how human presence affects the behavior of small mammals like bats and mice.

Navigating Ethics in Animal Research

How do people distinguish between what’s right and what’s wrong in the world of animal research? It’s not simple, says UNC bioethicist Rebecca Walker. Like most complex issues, this topic has a lot of gray areas — which Walker explores using the ancient philosophical approach called virtue ethics.