Myriad stories: constructing expertise and citizenship in discussions of the new genetics

Abstract

This chapter explores the different ways in which people in the UK discussed the patenting of genes in a series of focus group conversations, considering particularly the patenting of two genes involved in hereditary cancers.

Owing to copyright restrictions, only the first 3 pages are attached, together with a link to the book at Zed Books.

Citation

Tutton, R.; Kerr, A.; Cunningham-Burley, S. Myriad stories: constructing expertise and citizenship in discussions of the new genetics. In: Science and Citizens: Globalization and the challenge of Engagement.. Zed Books, London, (2005) ISBN 9781842775516

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