A series of papers originally presented as works-in-progress at a Zika communication summit at APPC in March 2017 were published in a special issue of Risk Analysis on “Communicating About Zika,” aimed at providing theoretical and practical insights.
The Annenberg Public Policy Center has released a pair of Science Media Monitor reports analyzing how the news media cover the ethical questions surrounding gene editing with CRISRP/Cas9, and scientific retractions.
The third Science Media Monitor report focuses on how the media framed news coverage of three high-profile retracted scientific findings – the Mediterranean diet, hungry fish, and studies of human eating behavior.
Carl Zimmer, columnist for The New York Times and author of 13 books about science, spoke about his new book, "She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity."
A study of media coverage of the 2016 Zika virus outbreak found that while stories focused more heavily on certain risk aspects than others, it was the volume of Zika news coverage that increased public familiarity.
Public sentiment on GMOs shifted following the release of a consensus report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, a study finds.
Postdoctoral fellow Matt Motta was honored with the Elsevier Atlas award for an article on overconfidence due to ignorance and anti-vaccine attitudes.
In recent years, the “all-consuming news story in biology” has been the discovery of gene-editing technology CRISPR/Cas9. This report analyzes how news stories presented its ethics, benefits and risks.