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Let's play a Democ card game.

10 Jan 2005
Let's play a Democ card game.
(Need to book- contact Sandrine at sandrine@cafescientifique places are limited).
Democs stands for Deliberative Meeting of Citizens.  It's a card game that 5-8 people play at any one time.  A game lasts for 1.5-2.5 hours.  In many ways it is like having a semi-facilitated conversation, where participants find out facts around a topic, learn about the issues, and then decide or revise their views through group discussion.  It is a way to make it easy for people to work out, share and express their views on complex topical issues.
For this first event, we will play games on the following topics:
  • The ethics of using human embryonic stem cells for biomedical research
  • Pre-Implanation Genetic Diagnosis, where one cell taken from an embryo created by IVF is tested for a small number of genetic diseases