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World view: Not by experts alone


By csep - Posted on 27 September 2010

TitleWorld view: Not by experts alone
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsSarewitz, Daniel
JournalNature
Volume466
Issue7307
Pagination688 - 688
Date Published8/2010
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number1476-4687
Abstract

This column discusses the rapid advances being made in emerging technologies such as nanotechnology and synthetic biology, and the need for public involvement early in the process of technology development as a way to maximize the diversity of perspectives and interested involved in the decision of if and how research and development should go forward, and if so, what the goals of the research should be and how associated safety and health risks should be handled.

DOI10.1038/466688a
Short TitleNature