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Telling Fact from “Non-Fiction”

Posted by Myra I. Roche on April 11, 2012

The previous post which can be found here has generated a couple of comments so far.  One was from Kelly Hogan, one of the contributors to this blog.   Her comment can be found here.  We also received a comment from Phil Harrell of NPR after we sent this email:  The UNC Center for Genomics and Society blog has taken the opportunity of using the story aired April 1, 2012 about the fictitious preschool requiring DNA samples to help our trainees who study ELSI (Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of the Human Genome Project) topics develop critical thinking skills about genetic testing. Entitled: Fact or Fiction: Analyzing Media Reports about Genetic Testing, the post can be found at Thanks for giving us this great example.

He responded:  Hi, my name is Phil Harrell; I’m the producer behind that April Fool’s gag.  This is SUCH a cool use of that bit of silliness!  Thanks for letting us know.  Read the rest of this entry »


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