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The National DNA Database on trial: engaging young people in South Wales with genetics

Anderson, Claudine Nicola, Stackhouse, Rebecca Sian, Shaw, Anita and Iredale, Rachel 2011. The National DNA Database on trial: engaging young people in South Wales with genetics. Public Understanding of Science 20 (2) , pp. 146-162. 10.1177/0963662510375793

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While there has been research conducted on public views about ethical and social aspects of the National DNA Database (NDNAD), there is little which focuses on views of young people, in particular those whose details are held on the NDNAD. We describe an engagement activity developed in South Wales to engage young offenders with ethical and social issues surrounding the NDNAD – a Mock Trial – and how we facilitated the presentation of their views to policy makers. We discuss the successes and challenges we encountered with engaging young offenders, decisions that the young people reached about possible future policies for the NDNAD at the Mock Trial, and their contribution to the decision-making process.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: National DNA Database ; Participation ; Policy ; Young offenders ; Young people
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0963-6625
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2020 14:01

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