Genomic natives: Young people clued up about whole genome sequencing

Results from Anna's GenomEthics study concerning youth understanding of genetics is the topic of this article from BioNews
29th September 2014

Excerpt from article:

"Young people are surprisingly well­informed about the basics of genetics and thoughtful about the kind of information they'd like to receive from genome studies, results from an international survey suggest.

'While it's a little premature to start speaking of "genomic natives" as the media does about "digital natives", our results show that young people's understanding of genetics is at least on a par with adults'', said Dr Anna Middleton ­ senior scientist at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, and co­lead researcher of the GenomEthics study."


BioNews 2014. Genomic natives? Young people clued up about whole genome sequencing. BioNews [Online] Issue 773. Available at: [Accessed: 14 February 2018]