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An analysis of public attitudes in Australia towards applications of biotechnology to humans: Kinds, causes, and effects

Monaghan, Conal; Bizumic, Boris; Van Rooy, Dirk


Applications of biotechnology to humans have grown dramatically in the last few decades. As public perception of these biotechnologies plays an important role in their development, we investigated the nature, strength, and psychological predictors of these attitudes. Study 1 (N = 303; 56.11% male, mean age = 50.73) developed measures of general and specific attitudes towards human biotechnologies using exploratory factor analyses and correlational analyses with a range of external scales. Study...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Technology in Society
DOI: 10.1016/j.techsoc.2020.101376


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