September 26, 2006
New Triannual review of NNI is more open to molecular manufacturing
From Foresight, the full NNI study is online. The main relavent part for molecular manufacturing is what they call, "the technical feasibility of site specific chemistry which is on pages 72 and 73 of the report. They say there is experimental evidence that is lacking , but that the technical arguments make use of accepted scientific knowledge but constitute "theoretical analysis demonstrating the possibility of a class of as yet unrealized devices". The report calls for the funding of more proof of principle studies and delineating new research that is not being pursued by the biochemistry community.