Why iGLAS?

We now live in the genomic era – an era which comes with benefits for all people. However, this is only possible if misuse is prevented and fair use is ensured. To achieve this, societies must understand what genetic findings mean for them, and relevant legal and ethical protection must be put in place.

To plan for the training of societies, we need to determine the current level of knowledge and attitudes. To promote and propose legislative and policy update, we also need to know societies’ views on this issue.

It is for these reasons that we have undertaken this timely international effort, and we invite all people to give their contribution.