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Human rights in the biotechnology era 1

BMC International Health and Human Rights20022:3

Received: 27 December 2001

Accepted: 17 April 2002

Published: 17 April 2002

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Original Submission
27 Dec 2001 Submitted Original manuscript
24 Jan 2002 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Richard Ashcroft
9 Apr 2002 Author responded Author comments - Solomon (Solly) Benatar
Resubmission - Version 2
9 Apr 2002 Submitted Manuscript version 2
17 Apr 2002 Editorially accepted
17 Apr 2002 Article published 10.1186/1472-698X-2-3

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Authors’ Affiliations

Bioethics Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town Observatory