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Nat Rev Genet. 2007 Oct;8(10):815-20.

How geneticists can help reporters to get their story right.

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Department of Speech Communication, 110 Terrell Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA. ccondit@uga.edu

Abstract

Many geneticists are disgruntled with the coverage of genetics in the mass media, yet geneticists themselves have a part to play in improving that coverage. This article aims to help geneticists to do so by explaining the forces that shape science news. It provides some specific options for reducing hype, countering genetic determinism and preventing the use of genetics to reinforce discriminatory messages, slants that many reporters are inclined to give to their articles.

PMID:
17878897
DOI:
10.1038/nrg2201
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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