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Study: Monkey Business a Fair Affair

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Study: Monkey Business a Fair Affair

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Study: Monkey Business a Fair Affair

Study: Monkey Business a Fair Affair

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A new study in the journal Nature suggests monkeys have a sense of justice. Researchers found that monkeys will refuse to work if they see other monkeys getting a better reward for performing the same task. The findings suggest the idea of fair play may be genetic in origin. Hear NPR's Joe Palca.