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New UK Study Of Nanotechnology - News Item


The UK Government has launched an independent study to examine in detail the benefits and risks of nanotechnology. Science Minister Lord Sainsbury has commissioned the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering to conduct the independent study to:

  • summarize current scientific knowledge on nanotechnology
  • identify applications of nanotechnology with indications of when they might be developed
  • consider environmental, health and safety, ethical and social implications of the technology, both now and in the future
  • suggest areas where additional regulation should be considered.

Source: British Information Services

Posted 11th June 2003

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