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Personalised medicine and the state: A political discourse analysis

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Personalised medicine and the state : A political discourse analysis. / Burau, Viola; Nissen, Nina Konstantin; Terkildsen, Morten Deleuran et al.

I: Health Policy, Bind 125, Nr. 1, 01.2021, s. 122-129.

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Burau V, Nissen NK, Terkildsen MD, Væggemose U. Personalised medicine and the state: A political discourse analysis. Health Policy. 2021 jan.;125(1):122-129. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2020.10.005

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Burau, Viola ; Nissen, Nina Konstantin ; Terkildsen, Morten Deleuran et al. / Personalised medicine and the state : A political discourse analysis. I: Health Policy. 2021 ; Bind 125, Nr. 1. s. 122-129.

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