CHEN 1000 Nanotech lecture 8 notes

CHEN 1000 Nanotech lecture 8 notes - Announcements...

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1 Announcements Prof. Schwartz office hours this week: Tues, noon-2 Wed, 10-noon Thu, 2-4 Fri, 2-4 Final Exam: Tuesday, May 6, 4:30 PM in Coors (arrive early w/ pencil) Cumulative exam with slight additional emphasis on the topics covered after Exam #3 75 multiple choice questions, similar style and topics as midterms NOTD Congress to vote on genetic discrimination ban The law would forbid using DNA tests to decide jobs, health coverage 4/23/2008 (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24281699) WASHINGTON - Lawmakers have agreed to make it illegal for employers and insurance companies to deny applicants jobs and health care coverage because DNA tests show they are genetically disposed to a disease. Supporters of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act said Wednesday that the Senate planned to vote on it Thursday. The House also is likely to give quick approval to the bill, sending it to President Bush for his signature. Thanks to Kelly Sweeney Nanotechnology: Out of the Lab, onto the Shelves Nanotechnology was used in $30 billion of goods in 2005. Expected to rise to $2.6 trillion by 2014 (15% of world output) 2005 Nanotech Investment: • Governments, $4.6 billion • Industry R&D, $4.5 billion • Venture capital, $0.5 billion Nearly 10 times larger than in 2001!
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