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Posted April 01. 2014 1:17PM

NH becomes 17th state to let kids opt out of dissection

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Oliver Mack, left, and Shaye Sullivan, right, fourth graders at Memorial School in Hooksett, participate in a marine biology lab in this 2009 file photo. 

In an effort to provide students with an alternative to dissection, the New Hampshire State Board of Education has just adopted a dissection-choice policy, which will allow students in grades K through 12 to pick "modern teaching methods, such as interactive digital dissection" over conventional dissection methods, PETA reports.