The Congressional Research Service has released a report entitled, “Nanotechnology: A Policy Primer“. Detailed within are current areas of nanotechnology product research and development (with examples from private and public research) and funding for these programs. The funding levels by fiscal year are available in table format, showing an increasing trend of funding. Public attitudes, broken down by demographic are listed, in addition to a description of the National Nanotechnology Initiative. Patent information and enviornmental health and safety implications are also discussed.