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Marchant featured in prominent D.C.-based magazine

February 09, 2011

Gary Marchant, Executive Director of the College of Law’s Center for Law, Science & Innovation, was featured in the February edition of the Washington Lawyer in an article by Ronald Flagg entitled, “From the president.”

The article focused on a presentation given by Marchant during a June 2010 D.C. Circuit Judicial Conference, at which he spoke in detail about technology development and its impact on the law.

During the presentation Marchant discussed nanotechnology being used to create tiny wireless sensors that can detect early signs of disease in the human body or pathogens or pollutants in the environment.

“This technology has the potential to provide both a medical and national security bonanza, and the ultimate Big Brother scenario of all-pervasive, invisible spybots,” Flagg quoted Marchant as saying.

Marchant’s research interests include the use of genetic information in environmental regulation, risk and the precautionary principle, legal aspects of personalized medicine, and regulation of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, neuroscience and biotechnology. He also is a Senior Sustainability Scientist at ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability and professor in ASU’s School of Life Sciences.

Staci McCabe,
Office of Communications, College of Law