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Nanotechnology in Global Medicine and Human Biosecurity: Private Interests, Policy Dilemmas and the Calibration of Public Health Law

Faunce, Thomas


This paper considers how best to approach dilemmas posed to global health and biosecurity policy by increasing advances in practical applications of nanotechnology. The type of nano-technology policy dilemmas discussed include: (1) expenditure of public funds, (2) public-funded research priorities, (3) public confidence in government and science and, finally, (4) public safety. The article examines the value in this context of a legal obligation that the development of relevant public health...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics
DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-720X.2007.00186.x


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