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An Asilomar for nanotech

Nature Nanotechnology volume 9, pages 495496 (2014) | Download Citation

Although numerous statements on ethics in nanotechnology have been published, they exist as seemingly disparate, stand-alone works. Inspired by a process that the field of genetic engineering went through in the 1970s, Chris Toumey suggests one way in which some clarity could be brought to the topic.

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  1. Chris Toumey is at the Center for Environmental Nanoscience & Risk at the University of South Carolina

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