A Matter of Purpose

The controversy over the University of California, Berkeley's genetic testing project is due to the difference between science and science education, writes Marie-Claire Shanahan, a science education professor, in at guest post at Blog Around the Clock. "They have, in particular, different objectives and different artefacts, rules and actions that guide and shape them," she says.

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