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Synthetic Biology Newsletter 2.0

This July 2011 issue of Synthetic Biology 2.0 looks at the work of the United States Presidential Bioethics Commission, the dominant discourse in the synthetic biology debate, vaccines as the first commercial applicaiton of synthetic biology, do-it-yourself biology, biosecurity, and biofiction where science and arts meet.

New NIOSH Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology & Strategic Plan for Nanotechnology Research

According to Andrew Maynard, chief science advisor for the Wilson Center's Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, a project created in partnership with The Pew Charitable Trusts, the release of Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology: An Information Exchange with NIOSH and Strategic Plan for NIOSH Nanotechnology Research: Filling the Knowledge Gaps is a small but important step forward by the U.S. government to address the possible health implications of nanotechnology.

The Next Industrial Revolution

The next industrial revolution will fundamentally change the way we make things, and where. Government needs to create policy frameworks that support the transition to a new manufacturing paradigm and we also need to have a public conversation about what this world should look like and what policies are needed to make sure that both society and the planet will benefit.

Intel Congratulates Wilson Center on Publication of New Nano Report

The Intel Corporation congratulates the Woodrow Wilson Center on the publication of their new report, "Nanotechnology: A Research Strategy for Addressing Risk." Intel is a leader in the field of nano-electronics and has long been a leader in environmental health and safety (EHS).

George Whitesides Discusses Converging Technologies

Professor George Whitesides, of Harvard University, sits down with the Science and Tech. Innovation Program to discuss Converging Technologies

F&G Releases Sensor White Paper

February 2007 - White paper evaluates distributed sensing systems for water quality assessment and management.

Brain Policy

Robert Blank, Chair of Public Policy, Brunel University, London, and author of Brain Policy discusses the possible impacts (positive and negative) of cognitive neuroscience on areas ranging from addition to hate crimes and foreign policy.

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