Regulating germline editing in assisted reproductive technology: An EU cross-disciplinary perspective

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Regulating germline editing in assisted reproductive technology: An EU cross-disciplinary perspective. / Nordberg, Ana; Minssen, Timo; Feeney, Oliver ; de Miguel Beriain, Iñigo ; Galvagni, Lucia; Wartiovaara, Kirmo.

I: Bioethics, Bind 34, Nr. 1, 2019, s. 16-32.

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Nordberg, A, Minssen, T, Feeney, O, de Miguel Beriain, I, Galvagni, L & Wartiovaara, K 2019, 'Regulating germline editing in assisted reproductive technology: An EU cross-disciplinary perspective', Bioethics, bind 34, nr. 1, s. 16-32. https://doi.org/10.1111/bioe.12705

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Nordberg, A., Minssen, T., Feeney, O., de Miguel Beriain, I., Galvagni, L., & Wartiovaara, K. (2019). Regulating germline editing in assisted reproductive technology: An EU cross-disciplinary perspective. Bioethics, 34(1), 16-32. https://doi.org/10.1111/bioe.12705

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Nordberg A, Minssen T, Feeney O, de Miguel Beriain I, Galvagni L, Wartiovaara K. Regulating germline editing in assisted reproductive technology: An EU cross-disciplinary perspective. Bioethics. 2019;34(1):16-32. https://doi.org/10.1111/bioe.12705

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Nordberg, Ana ; Minssen, Timo ; Feeney, Oliver ; de Miguel Beriain, Iñigo ; Galvagni, Lucia ; Wartiovaara, Kirmo. / Regulating germline editing in assisted reproductive technology: An EU cross-disciplinary perspective. I: Bioethics. 2019 ; Bind 34, Nr. 1. s. 16-32.

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