Public knows no more about genetics than in 1990, study finds

Despite a decade of highly publicized advances in genetics, U.S. adults know no more about genetic testing than they did in 1990, according to a University of Michigan study. “The public needs to have more and better education about genetics,” said Eleanor Singer, lead author of the study and a senior research scientist at the U-M Institute for Social Research (ISR), the world’s largest academic survey and research organization.