Article, quoting Foresight, says nanotech benefits must be global

An article from the Inter Press Service ("Nanotech should help the world, not just the West, experts warn", 2 January 2002) says "Scientific breakthroughs last year heralded potential benefits for developing countries but experts urge that research be managed in a socially responsible manner." The piece focuses on breakthroughs in nanotechnology (molecular electronics and computing, in particular) and their potential impact on the developing world. The article contains extensive quotes from the Foresight Guidelines for the safe development of nanotechnology. Also quoted are the head of the United Nations Development Program and the non-profit American Council for the United Nations University; both organizations cited the need to ensure that scientists from around the world — not just in the West — actively participate in cutting-edge research projects.

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