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Introduction to the Field of Nanotechnology Ethics and Policy

  • Jonathan Linton

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  • Steven Walsh

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    Nanotechnologies and nanoscience have generated an unprecedented global research and development race involving dozens of countries. The understanding of associated environmental, ethical, and societal implications lags far behind the science and technology. Consequently, it is critical to consider both what is known and what is unknown to offer a kernel that future work can be added to. The challenges presented by nanotechnologies are discussed. Some initial solutions such as self-regulation and borrowing techniques and tools from other fields are accompanied by a call for further research. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012

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    Volume (Year): 109 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 4 (September)
    Pages: 547-549

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:jbuset:v:109:y:2012:i:4:p:547-549
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    1. Matthias Fink & Rainer Harms & Isabella Hatak, 2012. "Nanotechnology and Ethics: The Role of Regulation Versus Self-Commitment in Shaping Researchers’ Behavior," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 109(4), pages 569-581, September.
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