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Announcing a New Special Issue of the Journal of Literature and Science

We are pleased to announce the publication of a special issue of the Journal of Literature and Science, Fictions of Genetic Privacy, co-edited by Jay Clayton and Claire Sisco King. It features nine articles exploring how literature, film, and TV shape public attitudes toward genetics, written by members of Vanderbilt University’s CEER program on Genetic Privacy and Identity in Community Settings. There are articles on the representation of genetics in 250 films produced since 1912; on clones, chimeras, and gene editing in popular movies and TV shows; and on the treatment of genetics in 5,200 TV medical dramas. The introductory article argues that multidisciplinary projects focused on ELSI can change the paradigm for collaborations among the humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

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