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"Ethics was here": studying the language-games of ethics in the case of UK Biobank

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"Ethics was here" : studying the language-games of ethics in the case of UK Biobank. / Hoeyer, Klaus; Tutton, Richard.

In: Critical Public Health, Vol. 15, No. 4, 2005, p. 385-397.

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Hoeyer, Klaus ; Tutton, Richard. / "Ethics was here" : studying the language-games of ethics in the case of UK Biobank. In: Critical Public Health. 2005 ; Vol. 15, No. 4. pp. 385-397.

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