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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 decisions, and lost opportunities for research and development. Sense About Science is an independent charitable trust responding to the misrepresentation of science and scientific evidence on issues that matter to society. A pamphlet linked from this site, provides a short public guide to peer review. Written with input from patients, pharmacists and... Show More
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