Thursday, August 17, 2006

Public opinion and genetics   posted by Razib @ 8/17/2006 10:20:00 PM

There are many polls about the public's attitude toward evolution, well, check this in The Wall Street Journal, Most Americans Strongly Support Using Genetic Data for Some Uses. Take home message: genetics = good to identify criminals & fathers, genetics = bad if used by insurance companies and employers. Also, the public thinks that "science of genetics and DNA is" a very good thing. Of course, they don't really know what the science is, just some applied spin & reality promoted by various companies.