Good spatial skills are very important for our every-day life, from finding our way around the city to assembling flat-packed furniture. Furthermore, good spatial skills have been linked to success in the STEM (Science...Read More
The study of the nature and mechanisms of child psychopathology is becoming increasingly important. It has been established that genes play an important role in the development of children’s psychopathology. At the same...Read More
The Psychological sciences (and many other disciplines as well) are suffering a so called “replication” crisis. The problem is that many reported scientific findings do not replicate when other research groups try to redo the...Read More
Understanding why some children naturally excel at school while others struggle – and working out what to do about it – is a major goal in many areas of research. Previous studies have shown that genetics plays a big role in...Read More
Approximately 20% of people in the developed world experience victimization by perpetrators of violent and nonviolent illegal behaviour each year (U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2002). The best well-designed and amply funded...Read More
Have you ever noticed faces in clouds, or in the knots in trees? Most people have a strong tendency to see faces even when there are none, and human faces tend to capture our attention considerably more than other visual...Read More
Much like Oliver James, when I was ten every school report I received told me that I was a nice kid, just not very bright, and not really able to apply myself. A theme that followed me throughout my schooling. I now have two...Read More
Working Group on Legal, Ethical and Societal Implications of Genetics (LESIG)
LESIG Working Group was established by TAGC and InLab, Goldsmiths, University of London, and the Institute for Law and Ethics at ICRHD (International Centre for Research in Human Development).
LESIG operates in the UK and Russia.
The 1st Session of the Working Group in Russia was hosted by the ICRHD, Tomsk State University, on 26 December 2017.
The first session of the Working Group in the UK is being hosted by InLab, Goldsmiths, University of London in February 2018.
Read more on our Law and Ethics page.