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Trends Biotechnol. 2017 Nov;35(11):1015-1017. doi: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2017.07.005. Epub 2017 Jul 28.

Engaging the Senses, Understanding Publics: Research Methods, Science Engagement, and Synthetic Biology.

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1
SYNBIOCHEM, Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; The Morgan Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; Sociology, Floor 3, Arthur Lewis Building, Bridgeford Street, Manchester M13 9PL, UK. Electronic address: robert.meckin@manchester.ac.uk.
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SYNBIOCHEM, Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; The Morgan Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; Sociology, Floor 3, Arthur Lewis Building, Bridgeford Street, Manchester M13 9PL, UK.

Abstract

Scientists and government actors often fear a 'public rejection' of biotechnology, especially regarding genetic modification. Through a research project aimed at engaging people's senses, we support an alternative way for scientists to consider non-scientists in their research.

PMID:
28760478
DOI:
10.1016/j.tibtech.2017.07.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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