A recent national commitment to increased public involvement in research coincides with a step change in our efforts in Wellcome Connecting Science to enable the public to contribute to shaping genomic research.
The Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement team supports public engagement elements of large-scale research projects at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, as Development Coordinator Alena Pance explains.
“Genetic Counsellors are increasingly playing a pivotal role in multidisciplinary team meetings, which is a great way of mainstreaming genomic knowledge from genetic counsellors into the wider healthcare team”.
Richard Milne and Anna Middleton from Society and Ethics Research provide a commentary on informed consent and its relation to gene editing in human embryos, in the context of recent activities in this area.
Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement and Wellcome Sanger Institute are part of the Cambridge LIFE LAB project that has won a place in Europe's largest public science event: European Researchers' Night.
World-renowned choreographer, Wayne McGregor, has been working with Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement and scientists from the Wellcome Genome Campus to prepare for his new work, Autobiography, which premiered at Sadler’s Wells in London on 4th October.
Your DNA Your Say is an ambitious, global research project in the form of a ‘film-survey’ experience gathering the views of people around the world on online health data and how it might be used by others.