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Case Study: Enhancement, Anti-Aging Medicine & Life-Extending Biotechnologies
Case Study: Enhancement, Anti-Aging Medicine & Life-Extending Biotechnologies

Added02/14/2017

Author(s) Valerie Racine
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Contributor(s) Valerie Racine Karin Ellison Joseph R. Herkert
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Notes The author wishes to acknowledge the contributions of Karin Ellison, OEC - Life and Environmental Sciences Editor, and Joseph Herkert, OEC Engineering co-Editor. They provided valuable input in selecting topics and crafting the resources.
Funder This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Award No. 1355547, Karin Ellison and Joseph Herkert, Arizona State University sub-award Co-PIs. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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    Authoring Institution Online Ethics Center
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    Authoring Institution Online Ethics Center
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