There is increasing awareness of the importance of genetic information in determining family members’ current and future health. The Centre for Genetics Education, in close collaboration with providers of genetic counselling services, aims to provide accessible and relevant genetics knowledge to members of the public. In order to do so, resources are developed in a variety of formats to convey information and engage the public in a discussion of genetics and it’s implications. The challenge of communicating genetics information in Australia requires attention to cultural diversity and the way in which it affects the dissemination of scientific knowledge.

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Cultural competence in genetics education

Mona Saleh   The Centre for Genetics Education

Kristine Barlow Stewart   The Centre for Genetics Education

There is increasing awareness of the importance of genetic information in determining family members’ current and future health. The Centre for Genetics Education, in close collaboration with providers of genetic counselling services, aims to provide accessible and relevant genetics knowledge to members of the public. In order to do so, resources are developed in a variety of formats to convey information and engage the public in a discussion of genetics and it’s implications. The challenge of communicating genetics information in Australia requires attention to cultural diversity and the way in which it affects the dissemination of scientific knowledge.

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