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Genomic research and the cancer clinic : uncertainty and expectations in professional accounts. / Kerr, Anne; Swallow, Julia; Chekar, Choon Key et al.

In: New Genetics and Society, Vol. 38, No. 2, 30.04.2019, p. 222-239.

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Kerr, A, Swallow, J, Chekar, CK & Cunningham-Burley, S 2019, 'Genomic research and the cancer clinic: uncertainty and expectations in professional accounts', New Genetics and Society, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 222-239. https://doi.org/10.1080/14636778.2019.1586525

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Kerr A, Swallow J, Chekar CK, Cunningham-Burley S. Genomic research and the cancer clinic: uncertainty and expectations in professional accounts. New Genetics and Society. 2019 Apr 30;38(2):222-239. Epub 2019 Mar 7. doi: 10.1080/14636778.2019.1586525

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Kerr, Anne ; Swallow, Julia ; Chekar, Choon Key et al. / Genomic research and the cancer clinic : uncertainty and expectations in professional accounts. In: New Genetics and Society. 2019 ; Vol. 38, No. 2. pp. 222-239.

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