Nanotechnology for health should not suffer the same fate as GM — potential health and environmental hazards should be monitored and regulated early on.
Researchers are working on nanotechnology cures for age-old diseases. Our Spotlight asks is it affordable, what are the risks and what policies would ensure the best use of an expensive technology?
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Can developing countries use nanotechnology to improve health? Priya Shetty looks at nanomedicine's promise.
Alternative approaches are required if nanotechnology is to boost global health and equity, argues social scientist Donald Maclurcan.
In developing countries nanotechnology for health should improve living conditions, not just treat disease, says Guillermo Foladori.
Regulating nanotech is challenging, says Rajender Varma, but green chemistry could help developing countries 'leapfrog' to cleaner, healthier products.
Nanomedicine requires careful development, not a great rush to jump on the bandwagon, argues nanotech expert Manoj Varma.
24 November 2010 | EN