Public Opinion

Public opinion surveys highlight how cultural experiences and political climates shape views on biotechnology at specific historical moments and help us track shifts over time. The Center for Genetics and Society has collected poll data dating back to 1986, and is in the process of updating the presentation. In the interim, here are links to earlier versions, in pdf form: Opinion Polls on Heritable Human Genetic Modification and Cloning; Animal and Pet Cloning Opinion Polls.

Aggregated News

A report from the National Academies says scientists alone can't make the call—they must engage with the broader public

Meaningful public debate seems almost impossible in an era of political bubbles isolating us one from another and facts becoming a...

Aggregated News

A HALF-INCH-LONG MOTH that devours kale, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts may not inspire the same fear as a Zika-carrying mosquito, but the two insects have something in common. Both are being genetically tweaked by UK-based biotech firm Oxitec. Last year, the...

Aggregated News

The debate over a fish shows that scientists can be too quick to dismiss the public’s concerns.

“Keep Frankenfish off...

Op-Ed

Are Californians getting their money’s worth for the $3 billion they invested in stem cell science in 2004? Is there...