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Governance-by-standards in the field of stem cells: managing uncertainty in the world of ‘basic innovation’

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Governance-by-standards in the field of stem cells : managing uncertainty in the world of ‘basic innovation’. / Webster, Andrew; Eriksson, Lena.

In: New Genetics and Society, Vol. 27, No. 2, 06.2008, p. 99-111.

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Webster, A & Eriksson, L 2008, 'Governance-by-standards in the field of stem cells: managing uncertainty in the world of ‘basic innovation’', New Genetics and Society, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 99-111. https://doi.org/10.1080/14636770802077009

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Webster, A., & Eriksson, L. (2008). Governance-by-standards in the field of stem cells: managing uncertainty in the world of ‘basic innovation’. New Genetics and Society, 27(2), 99-111. https://doi.org/10.1080/14636770802077009

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Webster A, Eriksson L. Governance-by-standards in the field of stem cells: managing uncertainty in the world of ‘basic innovation’. New Genetics and Society. 2008 Jun;27(2):99-111. https://doi.org/10.1080/14636770802077009

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Webster, Andrew ; Eriksson, Lena. / Governance-by-standards in the field of stem cells : managing uncertainty in the world of ‘basic innovation’. In: New Genetics and Society. 2008 ; Vol. 27, No. 2. pp. 99-111.

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