Help or Hype: The Ethics of Bio-nanotechnology (Middle and High School curriculum lesson)

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This lesson explores the ethical concerns related to bio-nanotechnology. Bio-nanotechnology is the application of nanotechnology to living things. This ranges from the creation of pharmaceuticals to medical devices. While scientists have created many life-saving treatments ethical concerns, such as privacy, can arise from such technological advances.

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Nanotechnologies—and their costs, utility, risks, and benefits—are closely interconnected with society and with our values.

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National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) funded by the National Science Foundation

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National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN); © 2013 Georgia Institute of Technology

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