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Itty-Bitty Technology; Big Potential

Think about the size of a lady bug. Now, think 1,000 times smaller than that, and we’re talking about the size of a red blood cell. Go another 1,000 times smaller, and that’s how big a nanometer is. What can you do with something that small? We’ll find out this hour on Focus.

Nanotechnology: Small Matter, Big Risk?

Guest: Robin Frewell Wilson.

Nanotechnology is one of the fastest-growing areas of scientific research. Those who work in the field say the potential benefits are great, but the challenges involved in regulating the technology cannot be ignored. Is this powerful emerging technology developing in a regulatory vacuum? Today on Focus, we're joined by law professor Robin Wilson to explore how society thinks about technologies that are still developing.

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