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Its not just about nanotoxicology

By csep - Posted on 14 May 2010

TitleIts not just about nanotoxicology
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsJones, Richard
JournalNature Nanotechnology
Start Page615
Date Published10/2009
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISSN Number1748-3395

The author discusses the lasting importance of the report published in 2004 by the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering, Nanoscience and nanotechnologies : opportunities and uncertainties . The report highlighted the need for upstream public engagement in discussions about nanotechnology, and spurred numerous projects to do just that in the United Kingdom, Europe, and North America. Upstream public engagement has also been applied to other emerging technology such as synthetic biology and geoengineering. The author concludes that the report can be seen as a milestone in developing a more mature societal framework for debating controversial technologies.