TAGC’s goal is to communicate genetic knowledge in an accessible way and to address its ethical and legal issues – to enable everyone to benefit from genetic discoveries. To achieve this, TAGC brings together efforts from scientists, media, lawyers and policy makers. It also provides key information in an accessible way, and training and consultations at different levels. Read more
A recent article by TAGC member Robert Chapman suggests that most people are not in a strong position to engage with genetics in an informed and productive way. Something which will become increasingly important as genetics information impacts more and more aspects of our lives. Read the full article
The Accessible Genetics Consortium has recently published some of its first findings from iGLAS, the International Genetic Literacy and Attitudes Survey. Thank you to all those who participated in the study. The paper has been published by the Journal of Community Genetics is available on line here.
If you have not already done so, and would like to take the iGLAS test, please follow the link below:
To better understand what people know think and feel about genetics, TAGC, in collaboration with Goldsmiths, University of London, UK and Tomsk State University, Russia has developed the International Genetic Literacy and Attitudes Survey (iGLAS).
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Educational environments interact with children’s unique genetic profiles, leading to wide individual differences in learning ability, motivation, and achievement in different academic subjects – even when children study with the same teacher, attend the same school and follow the same curriculum. This book considers how education can benefit from the recent progress in genetically informative research. The book provides new insights into the origins of individual differences in education traits such as cognitive abilities and disabilities; motivation and personality; behavioural and emotional problems; social functioning; well-being, and academic achievement. Written and edited by international interdisciplinary experts, this book will be of interest to teachers, parents, educational and developmental psychologists, policy makers and researchers in different fields working on educationally-relevant issues.
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