Thoughts, news and comment from researchers on the CESAGen media, culture and genomics project. this is now partly archived so is slowing down……
Media, Culture and Genomics
Jenny Kitzinger, Maureen McNeil, Joan Haran, Kate O’Riordan
Background: Cultural representations of the human genome have become ubiquitous since the launch of the Human Genome Project. This project mapped the circulation of such representations, more..
Aims and Objectives: This project developed a framework which outlined the argument that genomic science is the publicly mediated science ‘par excellence’ (McNeil, 2005) by:
- identifying the multiple sites through which this mediation occurs
- providing an empirically grounded conceptual framework for examining the circuits of discourse through which genomics is constituted
- providing a contextualisation of the different media forms under examination and the generic specificities of different media sites
- identifying cross cutting themes.
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