Societal Dimensions of Nanotechnology

TitleSocietal Dimensions of Nanotechnology
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsGorman, M.. E., J.F.. Groves, and R.K.. Catalano
Secondary TitleIEEE Technology and Society Magazine

The United States Congress is currently refining the details of a Nanotechnology Research and Development Act. In contrast to the earlier investments, this new Act specifically calls for a focus on the societal and ethical implications of nanotechnology (SEIN). The Advocates of SEIN studies point to the difficult reception for genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), a technology that promised a new green revolution but encountered resistance in Europe, Canada, and other parts of the world.