Communicating genetic findings in an accessible way

Addressing ethical and legal issues to enable positive use for the benefit of all people

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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


The Accessible Genetic Consortium is pleased to announce the date for the next Genes & Tonic Event. This year, the theme of the event is Know Thy Father. Participants will engage in fun activities and will have an opportunity to attend short expert talks on different aspects of genetic science, law and ethics. Participants will also act as medical ethicists, by interactively considering a real-life court case involving the NHS and genetic information. Throughout the event, we will collect participants’ views and opinions about pressing issues, such as what consent means in the genomic era.

We are inviting people from all backgrounds to join us for the fun, interactive evening over a drink and nibbles.

The event will take place on Friday the 9th of February between 18:00 and 21:30, at Goldsmiths, University of London in New Cross.



.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.


A new volume in Russian – Genomics of Behaviour: Child Development and Education.

Free download here.


Save Science from Fiction

Science reporting should be about science not science fiction Fatos Selita (1), Robert Chapman (2) , Kaili Rimfeld (3) , Yulia Kovas (4) 1 - Barrister of England & Wales, Attorney and Counselor at Law of the State of New York, USA 2 - Researcher at InLab,...

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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.