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Ethical challenges as we approach the end of the Human Genome Project

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Published by Eubios Ethics Institute in Christchurch, N.Z .
Written in English


  • Human Genome Project.,
  • Human gene mapping -- Moral & ethical aspects.

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Edition Notes

StatementDarryl R. J. Macer, editor.
ContributionsMacer, Darryl R. J. 1962-
The Physical Object
Pagination123 p. ;
Number of Pages123
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18838528M
ISBN 100908897154

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