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French agency head resigns in cancer row

Lawsuit over screening test pits researcher against her own firm.

Patrizia Paterlini-Bréchot (above) is suing the company she and her husband (left) founded. Credit: T. BOUËT; E. FEFERBERG/AFP/GETTY

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Butler, D. French agency head resigns in cancer row. Nature 449, 760–761 (2007).

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