This study is aimed at analysing the daily press coverage of one medical topic among health and medical news: Genetics, perhaps one of the most exciting issues of health and medical subjects that promotes debate and touches ethical and political aspects. With this objective, a seven-year longitudinal monitoring of the press content of genetics (1997 to 2003) in five spanish newspapers with the largest circulation was carried out using the Quiral database. According to the data provided by the Oficina de Justificación de la Difusión (OJD), these five spanish newspapers are El País, ABC, El Mundo, La Vanguardia and El Periódico de Catalunya.

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Spanish newspaper coverage of the topic "genetics"
A seven-year longitudinal study

David de Semir   Pompeu Fabra University

Raimundo Roberts   Pompeu Fabra University

Gemma Revuelta   Pompeu Fabra University

Vladimir de Semir   Pompeu Fabra University

This study is aimed at analysing the daily press coverage of one medical topic among health and medical news: Genetics, perhaps one of the most exciting issues of health and medical subjects that promotes debate and touches ethical and political aspects. With this objective, a seven-year longitudinal monitoring of the press content of genetics (1997 to 2003) in five spanish newspapers with the largest circulation was carried out using the Quiral database. According to the data provided by the Oficina de Justificación de la Difusión (OJD), these five spanish newspapers are El País, ABC, El Mundo, La Vanguardia and El Periódico de Catalunya.

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