Genomic research has an ever-growing impact on areas such as health and agriculture, yet most members of the public do not have access to the information they need to understand new findings and evaluate how they might be affected by them, both personally and professionally.
To address this need, the IGB is designing and implementing a series of educational programs, entitled “Genomics for”, that target the needs and interests of specific demographic or professional groups. Each program explores the basic science concepts of genomics and how genomic research impacts that particular group. We've already held a variety of programs for various groups:
As well as repeating some offerings, we are in the process of planning programs to further expand our reach:
- Genomics for Journalists
- Genomics for Law Enforcement Officers