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World view: Not by experts alone
|Title||World view: Not by experts alone|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Pagination||688 - 688|
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.