Socialising the Genome

Check out genetube.org for animations about genomics

The GenomEthics blog aims to offer posts about issues from the genetics world, it is written for anyone – no knowledge about genetics required.

We are based at the Wellcome Genome Campus in the Society and Ethics Research group, Cambridge UK.

There are a many projects that we’ve got on the go, here are a few of them:

  1. The Socialising the Genome project is based at the Wellcome Genome Campus and is funded by them, together with Genomics England and Wellcome Trust. See www.genetube.org for more details, watch the animations let us know if they might be used to start a conversation about genomics.
  2. The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health survey and films (about to be launched)
  3. The GenomEthics project lives at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge, United Kingdom.  It gathers attitudes towards the sharing of personal data from genetic research and sits within the Deciphering Developmental Disorders sequencing project.

The work from the GenomEthics group is run by Dr Anna Middleton, Head of Society and Ethics Research, social scientist and registered genetic counsellor. Jon Roberts, Doctoral researcher and genetic counsellor and Lauren Farley, Advanced Research Assistant.

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