Provide expertise or facilitate ethical reflection? A comment on the debate between Cowley and Crosthwaite

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Gert Helgesson gratefully acknowledges financial support from Wallenberg Consortium North.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Eriksson
    • 1
  • Gert Helgesson
    • 1
  • Pär Segerdahl
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Bioethics at Karolinska Institutet & Uppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

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