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Animal Research: The radical

Researcher by day and activist by night, Joseph Harris was leading an untenable double life that eventually landed him in prison.

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See editorial p.435. For a podcast discussion with Joseph Harris, see:

Shanta Barley is a freelance writer based in London.

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Barley, S. Animal Research: The radical. Nature 470, 454–456 (2011).

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