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    DAKO on Trial: A Case Study in the Politics of a Medical Controversy
    with Kimberly Bonia, Fern Brunger, Laura Fullerton, Chad Griffiths, and Chris Kaposy
    Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 16 (3): 275-295. 2012.
    This paper tells the story of a recent laboratory medicine controversy in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. During the controversy, a DAKOAutostainer machine was blamed for inaccurate breast cancer test results that led to the suboptimal treatment of many patients. In truth, the machine was not at fault. Using concepts developed by Bruno Latour and Pierre Bourdieu, we document the changing nature of the DAKO machine’s agency before, during, and after the controversy, and we mak…Read more