Is SRM University good for genetic engineering



Media usage statistics show that online video portals such as YouTube play a very important role in providing society with information on topics from research, technology and science. In the bachelor thesis we focus on genome surgery on YouTube.

The peculiarity of the video portal YouTube is that a large number of actors can speak here without being censored. There is no moderation or so-called gatekeeper on YouTube that could restrict "unwanted" posts.

The task of the bachelor thesis is to find, apply and justify suitable methods for drawing a meaningful sample of YouTube videos on the subject of genome surgery. Then a methodically controlled procedure is to be applied, with which the content of the videos as well as further information on the videos (e.g. number of "views", "likes", number of comments etc.) can be systematically recorded, evaluated and compared.

Questions that are of particular interest here relate to the type of living being that the videos are about: Are the respective videos about genome surgery about applications on humans, animals or plants (or several of them)?

Who publishes videos on the subject of genome surgery, are they journalists, scientists and scientific organizations, for example, or concerned citizens and other critics of these procedures? Which aspects of genome surgery are focused in the respective videos; Is it about scientific, social, ethical, legal, economic or completely different topics and aspects?