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September 10th, 2006

UM ethics center lands $270K grant

The University of Montana's Center for Ethics has been awarded a three-year, $270,000 grant to help graduate research scientists become active and effective participants in public debates about science and emerging technologies.

Biotechnology, nanotechnology and global climate change are already the focus of intense social, political, and ethical debates, said Dane Scott, director of the UM center. There is a role for ethicists in these discussions, but people from the humanities and social sciences do not always have the required technical knowledge.

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