Public Perceptions

Project news • 08/29/13Nature Article Explores Use of Metaphors in Synthetic Biology

In a new commentary, Eleonore Pauwels of the Synthetic Biology Project looks at the use of language in the laboratory.

Project news • 06/20/13NY Times Op-Ed Explores Fallout from Supreme Court Genetics Case

In a new op-ed, Eleonore Pauwels of the Synthetic Biology Project looks at the implications from the recent Myriad court decision.

past event • 06/03/13Stranger Visions: The DNA You Leave Behind

VIDEO ADDED: In this exhibit/policy discussion, artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg will discuss her Stranger Visions project and discuss the bioethical, legal and policy dimensions of the work with a panel of experts.

Project news • 04/10/13Presentation Summarizes Recent Public Perception Work

In a recent presentation, Synthetic Biology Project Director David Rejeski explores the narratives and media headlines surrounding the technology.

past event • 03/20/13Awareness and Impressions of Synthetic Biology: Results of the 2013 Poll

Please join us for the release of our 2013 national poll surveying the public's attitudes towards synthetic biology.

Project news • 03/20/13 New Poll Finds Synthetic Biology Remains a Mystery

This national poll tracks the public attitudes towards synthetic biology in early 2013, finding that three out of four adults have heard little or nothing about the emerging technology.

Awareness & Impressions of Synthetic Biology 2013
Publications • 03/20/13Awareness & Impressions of Synthetic Biology 2013

Three out of four adults surveyed in a national poll released today have heard “just a little” or “nothing at all” about synthetic biology, a level of awareness that has changed little since 2010.

Project news • 03/05/13Journal Article Looks at Public Perception of Synthetic Biology

In a new article, Eleonore Pauwels of the Synthetic Biology Project looks at four years of public perception studies of synthetic biology.

Project news • 03/04/13CONTEXT Tackles Science Journalism and Synthetic Biology

The Wilson Center's CONTEXT podcast sat down with the Columbia Journalism Review's Curtis Brainard to hear about the quality of science journalism and how synthetic biology is covered

Project news • 03/04/13New Article Explores Growing DIYbio Movement

The Synthetic Biology Project's Todd Kuiken looks at the growing world of DIYbio in a piece in the March issue of The Scientist -- focusing on the movement's largely proactive approach to safety and security issues.

past event • 02/26/13Communicating Synthetic Biology: How the Media Covers Emerging Technology

Please join us for a panel discussion about how the media in the United States and Europe covers synthetic biology.

Project news • 12/04/12 Press Coverage of Synthetic Biology on the Rise

This new report explores the increase in press coverage of synthetic biology in the 2008-2011 period.

Project news • 03/13/12 The Societal Impacts of Synthetic Biology

A new online survey seeks public opinion about the most pressing ethical, legal, and social implications of synthetic biology.

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