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"Nanoethics?" What`s New?
|Title||"Nanoethics?" What`s New?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Journal||Hastings Center Report|
Article discusses likely ethical concerns that are being raised (and will be raised) by nanotechnology research and development, and argues that nanotechnology raises similar ethical issues as other past technological advances. Instead of worrying that nanotechnology raises a whole new set of ethics, we should concentrate on pre-identified ethical concerns. Five of the main concerns are the unique characteristics of nanoparticles that scientists are beginning to exploit which raise significant environmental and health concerns, advances in nanomedicine that are likely to be accompanied by ethical concerns of human enhancement, third, individual privacy, and last, justice-related concerns raised about which segments of the world population will benefit economically from nanotechnology.