First published in Nature Nanotechnology as "Is Novelty Overrated". Nature Nanotechnology 9, 409-410 (2014) doi:10.1038/nnano.2014.116 [link] Nanomaterial risks are often considered in terms of novel material behaviours. But does this framing end up obscuring some risks, while overplaying others? Novelty and nanotechnology are deeply intertwined. The search for nanostructure-enabled materials has driven research funding in nanotechnology [-]

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