The National DNA Database on trial: engaging young people in South Wales with genetics.

@article{Anderson2011TheND,
  title={The National DNA Database on trial: engaging young people in South Wales with genetics.},
  author={Claudine Anderson and Rebecca Stackhouse and Anita Shaw and Rachel T Iredale},
  journal={Public understanding of science},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={146-62}
}
While there has been research conducted on public views about ethical and social aspects of the National DNA Database (NDNAD), there is little which focuses on views of young people, in particular those whose details are held on the NDNAD. We describe an engagement activity developed in South Wales to engage young offenders with ethical and social issues surrounding the NDNAD--a Mock Trial--and how we facilitated the presentation of their views to policy makers. We discuss the successes and… CONTINUE READING

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