Negotiating Moral Value: A Story of Danish Research Monkeys and Their Humans

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Negotiating Moral Value : A Story of Danish Research Monkeys and Their Humans. / Koch, Lene; Svendsen, Mette N.

In: Science, Technology & Human Values, Vol. 40, No. 3, 05.2015, p. 368-388.

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Koch, L & Svendsen, MN 2015, 'Negotiating Moral Value: A Story of Danish Research Monkeys and Their Humans', Science, Technology & Human Values, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 368-388. https://doi.org/10.1177/0162243914553223

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Koch, L., & Svendsen, M. N. (2015). Negotiating Moral Value: A Story of Danish Research Monkeys and Their Humans. Science, Technology & Human Values, 40(3), 368-388. https://doi.org/10.1177/0162243914553223

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Koch L, Svendsen MN. Negotiating Moral Value: A Story of Danish Research Monkeys and Their Humans. Science, Technology & Human Values. 2015 May;40(3):368-388. https://doi.org/10.1177/0162243914553223

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Koch, Lene ; Svendsen, Mette N. / Negotiating Moral Value : A Story of Danish Research Monkeys and Their Humans. In: Science, Technology & Human Values. 2015 ; Vol. 40, No. 3. pp. 368-388.

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