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Sense About Science: Promoting an evidence-based approach to scientific issues

Sense About Science: Promoting an evidence-based approach to scientific issues

Scientific evidence should be central in debates about science, medicine and technology. It is vital for clear public deliberation, scientific development and good policy. Often, though, evidence is ignored or even misrepresented. From scares about the contraceptive pill, fluoride and the MMR vaccine to controversies about genetic modification, stem cell research and radiation, society has paid with unfounded anxiety, delayed action, poor...

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