Science and Society: Avoiding a Gulf

Observer 205, April/May 1997
Contaminated blood, lethal growth hormones, mad cow disease: three alarms the tragic consequences of which have cast a pall over scientific expertise and the use that politicians make of it. At a recent symposium, the OECD explored public perceptions of science and technology and their impact on the strategic choices that will have to be made with the approach of the 21st century.
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