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March 9th, 2010

Is Nanotechnology too Broad to Practise?

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This commentary, in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, by Rebekah A. Drezek and James M. Tour, both of Rice University, United States, argues that new regulations concerning nanomaterials should "... consider the details of individual materials, applications and environments to avoid generalizations that might stifle the entire field." The authors note that nanotechnology is extraordinarily broad, making regulation difficult and frustrating, for both regulators and manufacturers. The key, they say, is regulations that keep the practice of science safe, while refraining from a stifling overreaction that could regulate nanotechnology out of existence.

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