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Reinventing Technology Assessment for the 21st Century

A new report defines the criteria for a new technology assessment function in the United States, emphasizing the need to incorporate citizen-participation methods to complement expert analysis.

U.S. EPA Expert Joins Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies

Internationally-recognized environmental scientist Barbara Karn has joined the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies. Dr. Karn will focus on innovative ways to apply the principles of "green" chemistry and "green" engineering to nanotechnology.

PEN 3 - Nanotechnology: A Research Strategy for Addressing Risk

View This report by Dr. Andrew Maynard proposes a comprehensive framework for systematically exploring possible risks.

Seven Myths and Realities about Do-It-Yourself Biology

This report challenges seven widely held beliefs about DIYbio practitioners, particularly that anonymous scientists are cooking up deadly epidemics in their basements. In fact, the survey finds most lab work being done in the community is benign and that the vast majority of those surveyed perform their experiments in group workspaces with other enthusiasts. The report also includes six policy recommendations based on the survey results.

Budget Hero Weekly Report

Breaking Down the Numbers Behind Budget Hero: Election Edition

Business, Government Use Video Games to Explore Serious Issues

January 2007 - Sheila Riley reports in Investor's Business Daily on how govenment agencies like the EPA are using serious games to teach important concepts.

What We Know and What We Might Know About the Brain

Dr. Jordan Grafman, Chief of the Cognitive Neuroscience Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Grafman talks about how discoveries in cognitive neuroscience may change our understanding of memory, addiction, and attention deficit disorder. He discusses how and why we need to better prepare for the ethical and social implications of these advances. Learn more about Dr. Grafman's work at: http://intra.ninds.nih.gov/Lab.asp?Org_ID=83 The ideas presented here do not represent the official view of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the Deparment of Health and Human Services, or the U.S. Government.

The Potential and Challenge of Gene Drives

A cross-disciplinary team is calling for public discussion about a potential new way to solve longstanding global ecological problems by using an emerging technology called “gene drives.”

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Data Journalism and Policymaking: A Changing Landscape

July 30, 2014 // 10:00am12:00pm

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