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Ethical considerations in forensic genetics research on tissue samples collected post-mortem in Cape Town, South Africa

  • Laura J. Heathfield1, 2Email author,
  • Sairita Maistry1,
  • Lorna J. Martin1,
  • Raj Ramesar2 and
  • Jantina de Vries3
BMC Medical EthicsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201718:66

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12910-017-0225-6

Received: 8 June 2017

Accepted: 20 November 2017

Published: 29 November 2017

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Original Submission
8 Jun 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
17 Jul 2017 Author responded Author comments - Laura Jane Heathfield
Resubmission - Version 2
17 Jul 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
23 Jul 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Eman Ali Al Gaai
26 Jul 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Lorraine du Toit-Prinsloo
28 Aug 2017 Author responded Author comments - Laura Jane Heathfield
Resubmission - Version 3
28 Aug 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
2 Oct 2017 Author responded Author comments - Laura Jane Heathfield
Resubmission - Version 4
2 Oct 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 4
17 Oct 2017 Author responded Author comments - Laura Jane Heathfield
Resubmission - Version 5
17 Oct 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 5
17 Nov 2017 Author responded Author comments - Laura Jane Heathfield
Resubmission - Version 6
17 Nov 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 6
Publishing
20 Nov 2017 Editorially accepted
29 Nov 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12910-017-0225-6

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Division of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town
(2)
MRC/UCT Human Genetics Research Unit, Division of Human Genetics, Department of Pathology, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Science, University of Cape Town
(3)
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

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