October 21, 2006


Science Blog, the most read science blog, is running a nutty post that argues that nanotechnology should be assessed in virtue of being small - that small is an exceptional category for the purposes of the FDA. The effect has been huge and immediate, a bit like watching an electronic version of the famous Cambridge, Massachusetts protests against genetic research. It strikes me as incredibly concerning that nanotechnology is already so feared per se by so many on such flimsy evidence.

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