How do the media interpret reproductive interventions that involve genetic testing? When a scientist performed the first known genetic editing on twins, Lulu and Nana, he ignored ethical considerations of CRISPR use. This project provides a content analysis based on a review of popular science and newspaper articles. Our interpretation of these articles suggest that there is a lack of critical understanding of this unethical procedure and a similar attitude towards future genetic developments. While the public is curious about the repercussions of genetic editing, not enough focus is applied to the ethics of conducting such a procedure.
Abad, Aliff and Gregory, Katherine, "The Ethical Implications of Bioengineering Advancements, Mainstream Media Coverage of those Developments, and the Future of Motherhood" (2019). CUNY Academic Works.