Home > News > A Citizen Jury for Science
July 6th, 2007
A Citizen Jury for Science
This idea came up in conversation with Pat Mooney of the ETC Group in regards to an article I'm writing about the regulation of synthetic biology -- not just the "Will it kill us all?" angle, but how regulators and the public can shape this emerging field in a way that ensures its benefits to society.
Pat mentioned something I'd not heard about before: two years ago, the UK convened juries on nanotechnology. They brought together randomly picked people to grill nanotech researchers about what they were doing, how they were doing it, and what it all meant.
First Observation of Electronic Structure in Ag-Rh Alloy Nanoparticles Having Hydrogen Absorbing: Storage Property –Attempting to solve the mystery of why Ag-Rh alloy nanoparticles have a similar property to Pd– October 30th, 2014
Iranians Present Model to Predict Photocatalytic Process in Removal of Pollutants October 30th, 2014
Production of Biocompatible Polymers in Iran October 30th, 2014
Amorphous Coordination Polymer Particles as alternative to classical nanoplatforms for nanomedicine October 30th, 2014
Iran-Made Respiratory Nano Masks Provided to Hajj Pilgrims October 23rd, 2014
Japanese gold leaf artists worked on a nano-scale: Study demonstrates X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy is a non-destructive way to date artwork July 3rd, 2014
Harry Potter-style invisibility cloaks: A real possibility next Christmas? Forget socks and shaving foam, the big kids of tomorrow want an invisible cloak for Christmas December 19th, 2013
Chicago Awareness Organization First Not-for-Profit to Sponsor Dog Training to Detect Ovarian Cancer Odorants December 12th, 2013