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



Proceedings of the:

International Conference

Justice in the genomic and digital era

ICRHD & TAGC International Conference: Law and Science series

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This excellent paper, by TAGC member and head of the LESIG working group – Fatos Selita, has recently been published in the Legal Issues Journal. The full paper can be read HERE

To Tell or Not to Tell: The Ethics and Law of Disclosing Health-Related Genetic Information to Family Members

The team at TAGC has recently published a paper looking at public opinions about health related genetic information and how this should be shared amongst family members. The paper is available HERE

LIG survey for lawyers now available

LIG is an anonymous questionnaire, developed by LESIG, providing a platform for lawyers (advocates, judges and legal academics) to contribute their knowledge and expertise to the pressing issue of regulating use of genetic findings.

If you are a lawyer and wish to contribute, you can complete the questionnaire here. If you would like a dedicated link for a group of lawyers, please email us on

The Accessible Genetics Consortium has recently published some of its first findings from iGLAS, the International Genetic Literacy and Attitudes Survey. Thank you to all those who participated in the study. The paper has been published by the Journal of Community Genetics is available on line here.

If you have not already done so, and would like to take the iGLAS test, please follow the link below:

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).

Your contribution is important

‘International Seminar: Emerging and Contemporary Issues in Legal Research’

Udayana University School of Law, Bali, Indonesia 

LESIG Co-ordinator, Fatos Selita, addressed the impact of genetic advancements on human rights. The talk covered key genetic findings on human traits and addressed implications for human rights. Read more

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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LESIG Working Group

Working Group on Legal, Ethical and Societal Implications of Genetics (LESIG) was established by TAGC and InLab, Goldsmiths, University of London, and the Institute of Law and Ethics at ICRHD (International Centre for Research in Human Development).

Operates in the UK and Russia