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Ethics in Nanotechnology : Starting from Scratch?

By csep - Posted on 25 August 2010

TitleEthics in Nanotechnology : Starting from Scratch?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsEbbesen, Mette, Andersen Svend, and Besenbacher Flemming
JournalBulletin of Science, Technology & Society
Date PublishedDecember 2006
Type of ArticleJournal Article
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number0270-4676

Article critiques the claim that study on the ethical concerns relating to nanotechnology research and development are lagging behind current scientific developments. Because the predicted ethical issues related development of nanotechnology are closely related to the history of other technological advancements such as biotechnology, a knowledge base already exists. The authors argue for an approach that uses basic ethical principles to analyze the ethical issues related to nanotechnology.