Last year, Professor Felicity Boardman and colleagues from Warwick Medical School undertook some research on the views of families living with fragile X conditions towards screening. A report on the findings of that study can be found here.
In order to encourage the general public to think about genetics, an art installation has been developed out of the research findings, by a theatre and media production company, STAMP. This art installation, called I:DNA, has been touring the UK. You can find more information about it here.
During the pandemic, however, visitors will no longer be able to attend the art installation in person. As such, Professor Boardman and colleagues have developed some online content to support the installation, for the Festival of Social Sciences. You can see more here, where you will find a talk by Felicity Boardman and an area where people can ask questions ahead of a live Q&A session with Felicity and the I:DNA team on 11 November at 4pm. Fragile X is one condition that will be discussed.
Here's what visitors to the I:DNA exhibition have had to say:
"I never thought I would be so touched and impressed with an exhibition quite like this one. I am incredibly thankful for having seen it."
"It's so important to give a platform to the voices that never get heard - and even better when presented in a creative way!"
"It's allowed me to look at something from a new perspective that I didn't actually think was relevant to me."
"Haunting and beautiful - really hooks you in."