Warranted concerns, warranted outlooks: a focus group study of public understandings of genetic research.

@article{Bates2005WarrantedCW,
  title={Warranted concerns, warranted outlooks: a focus group study of public understandings of genetic research.},
  author={Benjamin R. Bates and John Andrew Lynch and Jennifer L. Bevan and Celeste Michelle Condit},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={331-44}
}
This paper discusses how the American public accounts for the concerns that they have about genetic research and the benefits that they foresee. We develop a general framework for discussing public claims about genetic technology based on Stephen Toulmin's model of warrants in argumentation. After a review of the results from public opinion polls about genetic research, we present a focus group study of public understandings of genetics. We outline the warrants, or publicly accepted "good… CONTINUE READING

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