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Adam Rutherford, Laurence Hurst, Cristina Fonseca and Vivienne Parry

Public views on genetics - what have we learnt?

A survey of over 2000 British adults conducted by the Genetics Society found that trust in genetics is high and went up significantly during the pandemic.

In this episode of the G Word our Head of Public Engagement, Vivienne Parry OBE, is joined by guests, Dr Adam Rutherford, geneticist, author, and broadcaster, Professor Laurence Hurst, Professor of evolutionary genetics and  Director of the Milner Centre for Evolution and Dr Cristina Fonseca, Head of Engagement and Communications at Genetics Society, to discuss findings from the survey and the supporting research paper published in Plos Biology exploring the links between someone’s understanding of science and their attitudes towards it.

You can read our transcript here:

"We're all responsible for communicating science.... and our jobs will never be done because this is a hard game it turns out."

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