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Inquiry Turns Into OK Corral for U.K. Primate Research

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Science  06 Dec 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5600, pp. 1862-1863
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5600.1862

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CAMBRIDGE, U.K.-- University of Cambridge officials were hoping last week for a staid review of their controversial plan to build a $36 million neuroscience center on the outskirts of town. Instead, a hearing meant to be limited to zoning issues devolved into a circuslike referendum on primate research. The inquiry was a key step in a drawn-out process that is expected to culminate in a decision on the center's fate early next year.