Engaging the Public: Results of a Canadian Consensus Conference on a Nanomedical Device for Genetic Analysis
Abstract:This commentary reports the main findings of a consensus conference held in Canada in April 2007 on the development of a portable diagnostic technology for conducting genetic analysis. Twenty-two members of the public were recruited to make recommendations on the social, ethical, and legal issues associated with the clinical and non-clinical applications of this early nanomedical device. These recommendations demonstrate that members of the lay public can, if given the opportunity, develop thoughtful recommendations that may assist policy-makers and others in regulating advances in nanotechnology in general.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2009-03-01
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