Science and Technology Innovation Program

Poll: Risks and Benefits of Synthetic Biology and Nanotechnology

By
Eleonore Pauwels and Loan Lfrim

From August 20 to 25, 2008, Peter D. Hart Research Associates conducted a nationwide survey among 1,003 adults about awareness of and attitudes toward both nanotechnology and synthetic biology. Nearly nine in 10 Americans say they have heard just a little or nothing at all about synthetic biology, according to this 2008 report summarizing the survey findings.

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