Resist Over-Caution on Nanotechnology and other Frontier Sciences

Resist Over-Caution on Nanotechnology and other Frontier Sciences

January 23, 2009

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Nanotechnology is the cutting-edge science and business of very small-scale manufacturing. Fears about nanotechnology’s safety abound in ways that echo those regarding biotechnology and other frontier technologies. Some critics favor a “precautionary principle” approach, arguing that the first hint of risk warrants government regulation and risk-management; others have already called for outright bans.