Public and Professional Understandings of Genetics

Abstract

Knowledge generated by human genetic research is understood and interpreted differently by different population groups and a range of concerns about developments is also raised. Public and professional understandings are both relevant in the context of the social issues that genetics raises for human health and for clinical practice.

Keywords: public understanding; public involvement; lay expertise; professional expertise; technical and social knowledge

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Cunningham‐Burley, Sarah(Dec 2008) Public and Professional Understandings of Genetics. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005865.pub2]