A selection of TAGC’s knowledge dissemination events 


TAGC organises informative and interactive events as part of its mission to make genetic knowledge accessible. TAGC’s events include talks by leading scientists and lawyers, interactive learning and conferences. To receive updates, please register  your interest with us by emailing us at tagc(@gold.ac.uk)



The Co-founder of TAGC, Fatos Selita, participated in Behavioural Genetics and Early Intervention Policy workshop, by the Early Intervention Foundation.

Key figures in a number of disciplines contributed and exchanged ideas. Contributors included Geneticists, Policymakers / Civil Servants, Lawyers, Educationalists, Ethicists and Economists – Tom McBride, Kathryn Asbury, Kaili Rimfeld, Jo Casebourne, Robert Plomin, Yulia Kovas, Tim Leunig, Daniel Benjamin, Kevan Collins, Lindsey Macmillan, Nick Pearce, Nic Timpson, Omar Khan. Read more…

The workshop addressed the question (and related matters): whether, when and how we should apply findings in behavioural genetics to improving early intervention in school education.

The Workshop was organised and put together by Kathryn Asbury, Tom McBride and their team. Read more…

LESIG Russia Lawyers’ visit


A number of members of LESIG Russia are visiting TAGC, InLab and Goldsmiths, University of London between 15-22 Sep 2019.

The visiting LESIG Russia lawyers will work on LESIG work with geneticists and other experts; and will exchange ideas and expertise with LESIG UK members.

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International Conference

Life in the Era of Genome, Big Data and AI: Ethical, Legal and Other Societal Issues

Sirius, Sochi, December 6-7, 2021.

This conference is open for applications from law students / graduates and lawyers from across the Russian Federation and international experts.


Winter School

Research and its applications in the 21-st century

Sirius, Sochi, December 6-11, 2021.

Applications will open soon. Places are limited and selection is on merit. More information will be available soon.


Contact: Fatos Selita. Fatos.Selita (@gold.ac.uk)

Proceedings of the:

International Conference

Justice in the genomic and digital era

ICRHD & TAGC International Conference: Law and Science series

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Genes & Tonic 4: An exhibition of DNA inspired design work from students at Goldsmiths, University of London. Being run as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences. For more, please click here.

The theme of the event was Know Thy Father. The event presented fun learning activities; and short expert talks on different aspects of genetic science, law and ethics. Participants acted as medical ethicists, by interactively considering a real-life court case involving the NHS and genetic information.

Some very interesting views were discussed during this event and it was clear that people had very different opinions, despite being provided with the same information. The outcomes of this event were written into a paper which is currently being considered for publication.

We would like to thank all the attendees and collaborators for making this a very special event.

Russian School Twin Registry (RSTR) 

5-year anniversary celebration


To celebrate the project’s success and acknowledge the wonderful twins’ invaluable contribution and continuous enthusiasm to be part of this research project, Members of TAGC from Tomsk State University (TSU) and Goldsmiths, University of London organised an event at TSU on 20 December 2016.

Those present included twins, international researchers, volunteers and student of MSс Human Development: Genetics, Neuroscience And Psychology. Read more…

Science, Law, Ethics, Society

Genes & Tonic series – Nov 2016


Our Genes and Tonic events are open to all to learn about genetics in a fun and interactive way.  They are designed to promote knowledge about genetic science and implications (legal and ethical) of genetic knowledge for society.   Read more here

Science, Law, Ethics, Society

Genes & Tonic series – March 2016


The Accessible Genetics Consortium runs a series of Genes and Tonic public engagement events in collaboration with InLab. The aim of the events is to inform the public about the recent developments in the field of genetics and individual differences.

The first “Genes and Tonic” took place at the New York University London in Bedford Square and was a success. The program included short talks on genetic research, online DNA extraction, refreshments and a genetic bingo.

Building Bridges: Mobilising international interdisciplinary science to benefit societies


TAGC was inaugurated at Building Bridges conference, dedicated to building bridges across different disciplines, international teams, and ultimately – from science to society. The conference was hosted by Goldsmiths, University of London, and included talks from leading international scientists of numerous disciplines, lawyers and other educationalists. Read more… . For a press release, click here.