Entanglements in health and wellbeing: working with model organisms in biomedicine and bioscience

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Entanglements in health and wellbeing : working with model organisms in biomedicine and bioscience. / Friese, Carrie; Latimer, Joanna Elizabeth.

In: Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Vol. 33, No. 1, 01.03.2019, p. 120-137.

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Friese, C & Latimer, JE 2019, 'Entanglements in health and wellbeing: working with model organisms in biomedicine and bioscience', Medical Anthropology Quarterly, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 120-137. https://doi.org/10.1111/maq.12489

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Friese, C., & Latimer, J. E. (2019). Entanglements in health and wellbeing: working with model organisms in biomedicine and bioscience. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 33(1), 120-137. https://doi.org/10.1111/maq.12489

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Friese C, Latimer JE. Entanglements in health and wellbeing: working with model organisms in biomedicine and bioscience. Medical Anthropology Quarterly. 2019 Mar 1;33(1):120-137. https://doi.org/10.1111/maq.12489

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Friese, Carrie ; Latimer, Joanna Elizabeth. / Entanglements in health and wellbeing : working with model organisms in biomedicine and bioscience. In: Medical Anthropology Quarterly. 2019 ; Vol. 33, No. 1. pp. 120-137.

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