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Dwarfing the social? : Nanotechnology lessons from the biotechnology front


By csep - Posted on 25 August 2010

TitleDwarfing the social? : Nanotechnology lessons from the biotechnology front
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsEinsiedel, Edna F., and Goldenberg Linda
JournalScience Communication
Volume24
Issue1
Pagination28-33
Date Published02/2004
Type of ArticleJournal Article
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number1528-8005
Abstract

Biotechnology and nanotechnology are both strategic technologies, and the former provides several lessons that could contribute to more successful embedding and integration processes for the latter. This article identifies some of the key questions emerging from the biotechnology experience and summarizes several lessons learned in the context of constructive technology assessment. This approach broadens the range of social considerations relevant to the sustainable development of nanotechnology and emphasizes the need for developing social tools for nanotechnology innovation while the technology is in its early stages of design.

DOI10.1177/0270467604263110