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2008

Abstract

Since the introduction of stem cell research, there has been controversy over the use of embryonic stem cells. This controversy has been presented through a variety of means, such as on websites, documentaries and scientific journals. These arguments are rarely geared towards younger – or broader - audiences. There is, therefore, a need to discuss the controversy in a way that is more appealing to younger audiences, such that they will understand it and be able to formulate opinions. We did this by creating a website that is user-friendly to these younger people. By collecting data from surveys, we determined the sort of information that is most important for them to know and the sort of information that is unnecessary. We then made the information accessible on our web page.

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The Grand Challenges Seminar

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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The Grand Challenges Seminar

Program

Great Problems Seminar

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Awareness and the Stem Cell Controversy: A Look into the Relationship between Knowledge and Opinion


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