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Published November 24, 2015 | Published
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Nanotechnologies for biomedical science and translational medicine


In 2000 the United States launched the National Nanotechnology Initiative and, along with it, a well-defined set of goals for nanomedicine. This Perspective looks back at the progress made toward those goals, within the context of the changing landscape in biomedicine that has occurred over the past 15 years, and considers advances that are likely to occur during the next decade. In particular, nanotechnologies for health-related genomics and single-cell biology, inorganic and organic nanoparticles for biomedicine, and wearable nanotechnologies for wellness monitoring are briefly covered.

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© 2015 National Academy of Sciences. Published online before print November 24, 2015. Author contributions: J.R.H. wrote the paper. The author declares no conflict of interest. This article is a PNAS Direct Submission. This article is part of the special series of PNAS 100th Anniversary articles to commemorate exceptional research published in PNAS over the last century. Some of the work described in this review was supported by National Cancer Institute Grants 5R01CA170689 and 5U54 CA119347, the Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation, and the Jean Perkins Foundation.

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