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.

The establishment of The Accessible Genetics Consortium (TAGC) was inaugurated at the international conference, Building Bridges: mobilising international interdisciplinary science to benefit societies, held at Goldsmiths (see Goldsmiths’ report here). TAGC has been joined by other research bodies, and we welcome collaborations worldwide.

Yulia Kovas is a professor of genetics and psychology and is involved in all aspects of TAGC’s work.

Fatos Selita is a Barrister of England and Wales and an Attorney and Counselor at Law of the State of New York. He directs the work on Legal, Ethical and Societal implications of genetic research.

Emily Smith-Woolley is a PhD candidate at the Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, King’s College London. At TAGC Emily co-ordinates the training.

Robert Chapman is a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths. At TAGC he conducts research and assists with other aspects of the work.

Sergey Malykh is a professor at Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education.

Tomasz Bloniewski (Tom) is a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London, and at TAGC is involved in various aspects of the work.

Olga Bogdanova is an Associate Professor at TSU and Deputy Director at the Laboratory for Cognitive Investigations and Behavioral Genetics.

Margherita Malanchini is a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London, and at TAGC she works on knowledge dissemination.