Nanotechnologies and Medical Ethics

By Nigel M. de S. Cameron

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

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Nigel M. de S. Cameron Nigel M. de S. Cameron is Director of the Center on Nanotechnology and Society, Research Professor of Bioethics and Associate Dean at Chicago-Kent College of Law in the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is also President of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies, a new nonpartisan think tank in Washington, DC. Cameron founded the journal Ethics and Medicine in 1983 and is widely recognized as a commentator technology policy and ethics issues, with appearances on ABC Nightline, CNN, PBS Frontline, and the BBC. His books include the just-published Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century (ed. with M. Ellen Mitchell, John Wiley 2007). He has been a visiting scholar at UBS Wolfsberg in Switzerland, a featured speaker at the Aspen Ideas Festival, and a participant in the US/European Commission dialogue on Perspectives on the Future of Science and Technology. He has also represented the United States as bioethics advisor on US delegations to the United Nations, and is currently a member of the United States National Commission for UNESCO. A native of the United Kingdom, he has studied at Cambridge and Edinburgh universities and the Edinburgh Business School. ChoosingTomorrow - Nigel Cameron's blog

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