Thank you for visiting the Representing Genes survey!
This survey is part of a project funded by the National Science Foundation
and the University of Pittsburgh to examine how concepts of the gene and
of gene action are evolving to fit current knowledge of the complexities
of genomic structure, of gene regulation, of post-transcriptional
processing and of development. We aim to sample as wide a range as possible
of researchers who confront these findings and their further theoretical
and technological implications in their work. Your membership of the
scientific institution who directed you to this site suggests that you can
provide us with valuable input.
We appreciate your taking the time to complete this survey (which should
take less than 30 minutes) and at the end of the survey we invite you to
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We also believe that some of the facts and findings you will encounter in
this survey may be of further interest to you and at the end of the survey
there is an opportunity to request an annotated bibliography on the
scientific background to the questions.
The results of this survey will be returned to the research community via
publication in scientific journals. At the end of the survey there is an
opportunity to request notification of these publications when they appear.
The results will also be used as the basis for further studies comparing
how various groups of researchers understand the key concepts of genetics
and molecular biology and the ideas of various 'consumers' of research,
including science journalists, public policymakers, bioethicists and the
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Thank you once again, and we hope you find some of the questions stimulating.
Paul E. Griffiths
Karola C. Stotz