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Congress Wants Studies of Nanotech's 'Dark Side'

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Science  04 Jul 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5629, pp. 27
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5629.27a

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Bioethicists, make room for nanoethicists. The U.S. Congress is on the verge of approving legislation that would require the government to study the implications of nanotechnology at the same time it pumps funds into the promising field. The U.K. government is also moving to probe nanotech's promise and peril.