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PEN 3 - Nanotechnology: A Research Strategy for Addressing Risk

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This report by Dr. Andrew Maynard proposes a comprehensive framework for systematically exploring possible risks.

Biotechnology Innovations in a Developing Country: Brazilian Research and Development to Help the World's Poor

In recent years, Brazil has made tremendous advances in the field of biotechnology despite its status as a developing country. It has taken advantage of its public-sector infrastructure and low-cost production to tackle the issue of poor health care, which is one source of poverty, by investing heavily and soundly in health research and development to create and patent new vaccines, technologies, and health services to combat diseases that primarily affect the poor.

Democracy and the Internet: Allies or Adversaries?

Is the Internet intrinsically democratic, making every user a publisher and supporting new varieties of expression and association? Or is it a dangerous vehicle of propaganda, helping repressive governments to deceive their people and mobs to drive democratic governments to extremes?

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