Engaging the Senses, Understanding Publics: Research Methods, Science Engagement, and Synthetic Biology

Trends Biotechnol. 2017 Nov;35(11):1015-1017. doi: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2017.07.005. Epub 2017 Jul 28.


Scientists and government actors often fear a 'public rejection' of biotechnology, especially regarding genetic modification. Through a research project aimed at engaging people's senses, we support an alternative way for scientists to consider non-scientists in their research.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Access to Information*
  • Biotechnology / education*
  • Humans
  • Synthetic Biology / education*