Science & Education

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 251–258 | Cite as

Genetics and Society—Educating Scientifically Literate Citizens: Introduction to the Thematic Issue

  • Kostas Kampourakis
  • Thomas A. C. Reydon
  • George P. Patrinos
  • Bruno J. Strasser


Stem Cell Research Thematic Issue Genetic Determinism Embryonic Stem Cell Research Genetic Instruction 



The idea for this issue emerged from the “Genetics and Society” conference that was held in Athens, Greece, in November 2011. The conference was co-organized by the Golden Helix Institute of Biomedical Research ( and GEITONAS School ( We thank Michael Matthews for providing us with the opportunity to work on a thematic journal issue on this topic. The authors declare no conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kostas Kampourakis
    • 1
  • Thomas A. C. Reydon
    • 2
  • George P. Patrinos
    • 3
  • Bruno J. Strasser
    • 1
  1. 1.Biology Section and IUFEUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute of Philosophy, Center for Philosophy and Ethics of Science (ZEWW) and Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences (CELLS)Leibniz Universität HannoverHannoverGermany
  3. 3.Department of Pharmacy, School of Health SciencesUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece

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