The next generation of consumers will be the true beneficiaries of the promise of genomics. But how will they make informed choices in a world resplendent with genomics products, including tools to predict disease and the engineered drugs to treat those diseases?
The answer, says Sarah C.R. Elgin, Ph.D., WUSTL professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, is more genetics and genomics at every level of American education.
Elgin, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) professor, comments on the need to incorporate genomics across curricula and an innovative course developed at Washington University in the HHMI Bulletin found at the following link: