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April 9th, 2004

Early review of nano's impact could prevent misuses, mistakes

By Sen. Debra Bowen Small Times Guest Columnist. California has been home to countless technological innovations, and nanotechnology is one of the most interesting. What role should government play in the creation and deployment of new technologies like nanotech? The immediate reaction many researchers would have is government shouldn’t have any role. Over and over, though, we’ve seen the need for a legal framework to address the social and ethical consequences of advances in technology.


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