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October 30th, 2007

Nanotech Needs Ethical Framework, Says Expert

Abstract:
The nanotechnology now celebrated for its potential to revolutionize drug delivery and surgery must also be scrutinized for its potential ethical dilemmas, according to an expert in the new field of "nanoethics."

Patrick Lin, director of the Silicon Valley-based Nanoethics Group, spoke to Yale's Technology and Ethics Working Group on October 10 about the promise and perils of the new science.

Nanotechnology, the manipulation of materials at the molecular level, has attracted a flood of funding and interest since the 2000 launch of the $1.2 billion National Nanotechnology Initiative. Yale formed the Institute for Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering in 2005 and earlier this year named an engineer to head the institute.

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