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 continues to do so. Some external links may no longer be operative. The two main summary pages cover, respectively, Opinion Polls on Heritable Human Genetic Modification and Cloning and on Animal and Pet Cloning


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To the Editor:

Recently, a team from the United States used CRISPR–Cas9 on viable human embryos to correct a gene mutation that causes hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a heritable heart condition in which the ventricle walls thicken to hinder proper blood flow...

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A cutting-edge study foreshadows what genetic science might bestow to human health, but the public is rightfully wary.

HARVARD MEDICAL GENETICIST Robert C. Green, reflective, cautious, and as decent as a scientist can sound, took to television last month to make...

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In Europe, 77% of IVF treatments fail – and doctors have suggested that famous people should be more honest about...

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20th anniversary celebration of the Oviedo Convention begins today, October 24, in Strasbourg, France. The goal of this international conference...

Illustrated image, featuring a graphic of a map of the seven continents. A vertical double helix appears at the center. Two horizontal curving lines appear faintly in the background. The letters ATCG are repeated across the horizontal lines.

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An Orphan Black promotional poster, featuring two side by side portraits of a woman, with the headline "I am not your property" and "I am not your weapon."

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A male doctor examines a pregnant woman's exposed stomach as she lays does on a hospital bed.

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