chapter  10
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From Biotechnology to Nanotechnology: What Can We Learn From Earlier Technologies?

Using Canada as a case study, this chapter argues that regulating biotechnology and nanotechnology is made unnecessarily complex and inherently unstable due to a failure to consult the public early and often enough. Furthermore, it is argued that future regulators (and promoters) of nanotechnology may learn valuable lessons from the mistakes made in regulating biotechnology.