Do the print media “hype” genetic research? A comparison of newspaper stories and peer-reviewed research papers

  title={Do the print media “hype” genetic research? A comparison of newspaper stories and peer-reviewed research papers},
  author={Tania Bubela and Timothy Caulfield},
  journal={Canadian Medical Association Journal},
  pages={1399 - 1407}
BACKGROUND The public gets most of its information about genetic research from the media. [] Key Method We compared the contents, claims and conclusions of the scientific journal article with those of the associated newspaper article. Coders subjectively assigned the newspaper articles to 1 of 3 categories: moderately to highly exaggerated claims, slightly exaggerated claims or no exaggerated claims.

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