Regulating small things : genes, gametes and nanotechnology

Bennett, Belinda (2007) Regulating small things : genes, gametes and nanotechnology. Journal of Law and Medicine, 15(1), pp. 153-160.

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Abstract

Biotechnology and nanotechnology both intersect with other technologies in ways that open new possibilities for further technological progress. The potential for increased convergence between technological fields highlights the need for regulatory frameworks to be integrated, flexible and responsive. Within a federal legal system such as Australia’s, there is a need to ensure that we adopt a coordinated national approach to the crafting of regulatory solutions. In addition, there is a need for global cooperation in the development of international standards and regulatory harmonisation. Finally, this article considers the role that law plays in negotiating risk in relation to new technologies.

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ID Code: 71279
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1320-159X
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Thomson Legal and Regulatory
Deposited On: 09 May 2014 00:40
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2015 05:36

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