Prof Anna Middleton: Starting genomic conversations with X-Men

Anna was a guest on the Genomics England podcast series The G Word, hosted by Genomics England CEO Chris Wigley
3rd February 2021

Episode description (from

"What is a good deal for both sides? This isn't about science taking from people. This is about science genuinely offering a partnership."

How do we engage people in science and trickier subjects like genomics?

Professor Anna Middleton is a social scientist and genetic counsellor.

In this episode, Chris and Anna explore ways to springboard genomics into people's awareness and engaging in a two-way conversation about it, especially when genomics might already be part of their lives in ways they don't realise.


Wigley, Chris (2021). Prof Anna Middleton: Starting genomic conversations with X-Men [The G Word: Genetics England Podcast] Season 1, episode 4, 3rd February. Available at:   [accessed: 19 February]