Will Israel
Responsible Genetics: An Educational Survey

Most people are uninformed in areas of basic biology and have almost no knowledge of genetics. As these sciences morph into biomedical technology, people will not understand anything about them. After investigating stem cell therapy, therapeutic cloning, and reproductive cloning, it seemed that an educational program might be useful in building a base of scientific knowledge for people who might soon find themselves voting on the aforementioned topics. A list of important concepts was built surrounding the relevant biology and genetics. From this list, a survey and educational program were built and given to a sample population. The results showed that people can be taught on these issues.