Vignette 1: Journalistic Representation of Research

The Sun UK News:


Scientists create fleshy ‘bio-bots’ made of living cells which can wriggle and walk

Scientists have been developing the mini bio-bots using human tissue


14th February 2017, 4:59 pm

Updated: 14th February 2017, 5:04 pm

This is an actual headline for an article about bio-bots. 


  1. What key words jump out at you that the public might take as a negative?  
  2. How could these words be harmful to future work on biobots?  
  3. What kind of guidelines should EBICS have in place to be able to address these type of buzz words and headlines?