Working party on genetics and human behaviour (2002). More than 6,300 copies were requested in the first year of publication and 15,600 copies have been downloaded from the Nuffield council’s website. This book was covered by major British and European newspapers, radio, and television when it was released in 2002, because it addressed ethical issues arising from application of behaviour genetic findings, such as genetic testing, personal eugenics, designer babies, and criminal culpability.
Genetics and human behaviour: The ethical context
Educational tool website
The 'Ethical Emporium'
A digital website and DVD module for high school science and citizenship teachers and students exploring the interaction between genes and environment in behavior, focusing on our 2002 MAOA/maltreatment research. This digital resource is funded by the Wellcome Trust and NESTA, produced by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Oxford University
Nature's Great Experiment
This is an installation of three videos inspired by our research, in collaboration with artist Jordan Baseman. The show had its debut at the Monash University Museum of Art and Design in February, 2007, and then was performed at the Wellcome Trust Museum of Medicine in London in May, 2007. It is currently on tour.
“Laws of Variation” films very bloody deliveries of babies, with voiceover of Terrie Moffitt discussing the joys and traumas of human variation. “Tape1 Tape2” presents a mother of MZ twins explaining to a researcher the reasons why she adores one daughter and dislikes the other. “Nature’s great experiment” narrates a research workers’ view of the science, and describes her day-to-day experiences with families, some of whom harm or neglect their children. This art was funded by the Wellcome Trust.