Converging Technologies, Shifting Boundaries.
Van Est, R.
Nanoethics 2009 December; 3(3): 213-216
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Swierstra, Tsjalling; van Est, Rinie; Boenink, Marianne (2009-12)In this article we briefly summarize how converging technologies challenge elements of the existing symbolic order, as shown in the contributions to this special issue. We then identify the vision of 'life as a do it ...
Tensions and Opportunities in Convergence: Shifting Concepts of Disease in Emerging Molecular Medicine Boenink, Marianne (2009-12)The convergence of biomedical sciences with nanotechnology as well as ICT has created a new wave of biomedical technologies, resulting in visions of a 'molecular medicine'. Since novel technologies tend to shift concepts ...
Molecular Medicine and Concepts of Disease: The Ethical Value of a Conceptual Analysis of Emerging Biomedical Technologies Boenink, Marianne (2010-02)Although it is now generally acknowledged that new biomedical technologies often produce new definitions and sometimes even new concepts of disease, this observation is rarely used in research that anticipates potential ...