GENETICS: Does the Pubic Understand?
Almost every week, news headlines trumpet new advances in human genetics. From cloning, to screening, to mapping the human genome, scientific advances may be outrunning the public's ability to understand them and to separate science fiction from science facts. In this week's Stryker's Corner, California Healthline's Jeff Stryker checks in with Dr. Charles Epstein, co-director of the UCSF Program in Human Genetics, discussing new developments in genetics and how these developments are covered by the press and understood by the public.
Stryker's Corner is a regular Monday feature in California Healthline. Columnist Jeff Stryker takes readers behind the headlines, with in-depth articles, guest editorials and interviews with California newsmakers. Click here for more on Stryker and this feature.
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