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Neuroethics: A Moral Approach Towards Neuroscience Research

Mohita Shrivastava 1 and Madhuri Behari 2 , *
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1 Amity Institute of Neuropsychology and Neurosciences, Amity University, Noida, India
2 Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Article information
  • Archives of Neuroscience: January 01, 2015, 2 (1); e19224
  • Published Online: January 1, 2015
  • Article Type: Review Article
  • Received: February 5, 2014
  • Revised: March 21, 2014
  • Accepted: March 23, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/archneurosci.19224

To Cite: Shrivastava M, Behari M. Neuroethics: A Moral Approach Towards Neuroscience Research, Arch Neurosci. 2015 ; 2(1):e19224. doi: 10.5812/archneurosci.19224.

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