Medicine And The Media

Ethical issues in genetics ignored

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 01 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:384
  1. Pritpal S Tamber, student editor
  1. BMJ

    Genetic Choices? Science Museum, London

    Educating the public about current thinking in science is important. If it wasn't done it would further fuel the paranoia that “the powers that be know something that we don't.” No doubt that was the Science Museum's aim when it unveiled its new exhibition, Genetic Choices?

    The exhibition consists of posters, interactive displays, a short video, and a specially commissioned sculpture. The posters are both informative and eye catching, with their strong pink backgrounds and multicoloured chromosomes. Each begins with a question, followed by a short blurb about the subject, and ends with either another question or a statement designed to make you think. And, indeed, they do make you think.

    As one of the (many) hosts told me, the challenge …

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