Managing risks in biotechnology: Can we learn from nuclear power?

Gaivoronskaia G & Solem KE (2001). Managing risks in biotechnology: Can we learn from nuclear power? Foresight 3 (1): 33-45. DOI:10.1108/14636680110802978.

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Abstract

The potential of biotechnology to cure disease and feed the Third World has not eased public disquiet about its safety. In the rush to commercialization, can lessons be learnt from the introduction of nuclear power a generation ago? While France's nuclear programme stayed on track, America's was derailed by accidents and corporate secrecy. So is an industry under state control safer than one in private hands? And in the absence of clear evidence about the long-term effects of genetic manipulation, how can we design a consultation process that addresses public concerns?

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Bibliographic Reference: Foresight; 3(1):33-45 (February 2001)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:13
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2016 12:01
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/6357

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