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Open Peer Review Reports for: Informed consent instead of assent is appropriate in children from the age of twelve: Policy implications of new findings on children’s competence to consent to clinical research

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Original Submission
29 Jun 2015 Submitted Original manuscript
13 Jul 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Emma Cave
16 Aug 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Katherine Wade
1 Sep 2015 Author responded Author comments - Irma Hein
Resubmission - Version 2
1 Sep 2015 Submitted Manuscript version 2
19 Oct 2015 Editorially accepted
9 Nov 2015 Article published 10.1186/s12910-015-0067-z

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