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Marchant, White publish article in nano journal


Gary Marchant
June 16, 2011

An article by Gary Marchant, ASU Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law and Ethics, and executive director of the College of Law’s Center for Law, Science & Innovation, and Andrew White (Class of 2011) recently was published in the Journal of Nanoparticle Research.

In “An international nanoscience advisory board to improve and harmonize nanotechnology oversight,” the authors recommend the creation of such a body to consistently apply around the world developing regulations on the science of the small. Such a board could assist regulatory bodies by providing a central source of accurate scientific information about the risks and benefits of nanotechnology, rather than each regulatory body making its own determinations, Marchant and White write.

The creation of such an international board is not without significant difficulties, they add, pointing out the need for an examination of the history and challenges of existing science advisory groups worldwide.

To read the rest of the article, click here.

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 teaches courses in Environmental Law, Law, Science & Technology, Genetics and the Law, Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy, and Nanotechnology Law & Policy. Marchant is a Senior Sustainability Scientist in the ASU Global Institute of Sustainability, Associate Director of the ASU Origins Initiative and a professor in ASU’s School of Life Sciences.

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