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The TECHNOLIFE project: an experimental approach to new ethical frameworks for emerging science and technology.

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The TECHNOLIFE project : an experimental approach to new ethical frameworks for emerging science and technology. / Rommetveit, Kjetil; Gunnarsdottir, Kristrun; Jepsen, Kim Sun; Bertelsson, Margareta; Verax, Fanny; Strand, Roger.

In: International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 16, No. 1-2, 2013, p. 23-45.

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Rommetveit, K, Gunnarsdottir, K, Jepsen, KS, Bertelsson, M, Verax, F & Strand, R 2013, 'The TECHNOLIFE project: an experimental approach to new ethical frameworks for emerging science and technology.', International Journal of Sustainable Development, vol. 16, no. 1-2, pp. 23-45. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSD.2013.053789

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Rommetveit, K., Gunnarsdottir, K., Jepsen, K. S., Bertelsson, M., Verax, F., & Strand, R. (2013). The TECHNOLIFE project: an experimental approach to new ethical frameworks for emerging science and technology. International Journal of Sustainable Development, 16(1-2), 23-45. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSD.2013.053789

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Rommetveit K, Gunnarsdottir K, Jepsen KS, Bertelsson M, Verax F, Strand R. The TECHNOLIFE project: an experimental approach to new ethical frameworks for emerging science and technology. International Journal of Sustainable Development. 2013;16(1-2):23-45. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSD.2013.053789

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Rommetveit, Kjetil ; Gunnarsdottir, Kristrun ; Jepsen, Kim Sun ; Bertelsson, Margareta ; Verax, Fanny ; Strand, Roger. / The TECHNOLIFE project : an experimental approach to new ethical frameworks for emerging science and technology. In: International Journal of Sustainable Development. 2013 ; Vol. 16, No. 1-2. pp. 23-45.

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