Current Practices in Reporting on Behavioural Genetics Can Mislead the Public

by jeeg 15. December 2014 19:07
  “Media reports about behavioural genetics unintentionally induce unfounded beliefs, therefore going against the educational purpose of scientific reporting,” writes the University of Montreal’s Alexandre Morin-Chassé, following his study of 1,500 Americans. “... [More]

Science journalists: no more simplistic pseudo-genetics, please

by jeeg 8. October 2010 22:02
A few articles published in the newspapers today have hit me right in a few sore spots, making me crankier than usual and compelling me to write a few new rules for science journalists. Pay attention. This first story is titled Male infertility gene discovered. It does an OK job of descr... [More]
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