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Biotechnology Research Viewed With Caution Globally, but Most Support Gene Editing for Babies To Treat Disease


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Cary Funk, Director, Science and Society Research
Alec Tyson, Associate Director, Science and Society Research
Brian Kennedy, Senior Researcher
Courtney Johnson, Research Associate
Janell Fetterolf, Research Associate
Cary Lynne Thigpen, Research Assistant
Alison Spencer, Research Assistant

International methods research team      

Patrick Moynihan, Associate Director, International Research Methods
Martha McRoy, Research Methodologist
Stacy Pancratz, Research Methodologist
Alexandra Castillo, Research Methodologist

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Communications and web publishing      

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We are especially grateful for guidance on the development and analysis reported here from Hee-Je Bak, professor of sociology and director of the center for science, technology and society at Kyung Hee University; H.O. Dijstelbloem, professor of philosophy at University of Amsterdam and Researcher and Project Leader at the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR); Mitsunobu Kano, professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Okayama University; Tetsuro Kobayashi, associate professor of media and communications, City University of Hong Kong; Günter Stock, professor of physiology, executive chair of the Einstein Foundation Berlin, Giulio Di Toro, professor of structural geology at University of Padua; Ajay Verghese, assistant professor of political science at Middlebury College.

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