Perception of risks and benefits of in vitro fertilization, genetic engineering and biotechnology.
The use of new biotechnology in medicine has become an everyday experience, but many people still express concern about biotechnology.
Concerns are evoked particularly by the phrases genetic engineering and in vitro fertilization (IVF), and these concerns persist despite more than a decade of their use in mediane.
Mailed nationwide opinion surveys on attitudes to biotechnology were conducted in Japan, among samples of the public (N=551), high school biology teachers (N=228), scientists (N=555) and nurses (N=301).
People do see more benefits coming from science than harm when balanced against the risks.
There were especially mixed perceptions of benefit and risk about IVF and genetic engineering, and a relatively high degree of worry compared to other developments of science and technology.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Perception sociale, Procréation assistée, Génie génétique, Biotechnologie, Ethique, Opinion publique, Attitude, Enquête, Japon, Recherche scientifique, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Social perception, Assisted procreation, Genetic engineering, Biotechnology, Ethics, Public opinion, Attitude, Inquiry, Japan, Scientific research, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0077314
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 199406.