What Can Nanotechnology Learn From Biotechnology? - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123739902, 9780080557793

What Can Nanotechnology Learn From Biotechnology?

1st Edition

Social and Ethical Lessons for Nanoscience from the Debate over Agrifood Biotechnology and GMOs

Editors: Kenneth David Paul Thompson
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123739902
eBook ISBN: 9780080557793
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 26th February 2008
Page Count: 360
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Putting Nanofears and Nanobenefits in Context; Learning from mistakes: Missteps in public acceptance issues with GMOs; Building a new technology business: A framework for translating biotechnology experience to nanotechnology; Of Hype, Home, and Handles: A Biotechnologiy Activist Looks at Nanotechnology; Values Matters: Science, Technology, and Social Values; The Lessons of Biotech Patenting; The Ethics of Agri-Food Biotechnology: How can an Agricultural Technology be so Important?; Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Media and Public Opinion; From Bio to Nano: Learning the Lessons, Interrogating the Comparison; Nano and Bio: How are they Alike? How are they Different?; Legal Lessons Learned from Agri-Food Biotechnology and GMOs; Understanding the Basis for Public Acceptance or Rejection of Technology: The Need for Theoretical Integration; Nanotechnology as Viewed by a Research Scientist: A Counterpoint Between Technological Development and Public Acceptance; Conclusions and Reflections for Future Nanotechnologists; Appendix: Participants in the October 2005 Workshop


Description

Introduction: Putting Nanofears and Nanobenefits in Context; Learning from mistakes: Missteps in public acceptance issues with GMOs; Building a new technology business: A framework for translating biotechnology experience to nanotechnology; Of Hype, Home, and Handles: A Biotechnologiy Activist Looks at Nanotechnology; Values Matters: Science, Technology, and Social Values; The Lessons of Biotech Patenting; The Ethics of Agri-Food Biotechnology: How can an Agricultural Technology be so Important?; Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Media and Public Opinion; From Bio to Nano: Learning the Lessons, Interrogating the Comparison; Nano and Bio: How are they Alike? How are they Different?; Legal Lessons Learned from Agri-Food Biotechnology and GMOs; Understanding the Basis for Public Acceptance or Rejection of Technology: The Need for Theoretical Integration; Nanotechnology as Viewed by a Research Scientist: A Counterpoint Between Technological Development and Public Acceptance; Conclusions and Reflections for Future Nanotechnologists; Appendix: Participants in the October 2005 Workshop

Key Features

Key Features: *Addresses the growing concern over the responsibility of science to the impacted population

*Uses real-world experience to outline practical approaches for emerging technologies

*Addresses the concerns of science as well as social science

Readership

Researchers, scientists and engineers working in food sciences, but also sciences generally who will appreciate not only the contribution of the information to the field in general, but also as an application of results that have been building in science studies over the past 20 years.

The second audience is those scientists who have begun to call for studies on the social, ethical and regulatory questions posed by their sciences. Research administrators and public servants working in regulatory or civil society organizations will find this book valuable as they consider this rapidly evolving technological environment.


Details

No. of pages:
360
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080557793
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123739902

About the Editors

Kenneth David Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Michigan State University

Paul Thompson Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Michigan State University