Growing Up at the Intersection of the Genomic Era and the Information Age

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Children actively seek to make sense of their worlds based on the information they receive and their experience. For children growing up at the intersection of genomic era and information age, the array of information and experience continues to expand. This article highlights the importance of exploring these early contexts for learning, including the children's exposure to books and mass media, and the impact of early learning on later health literacy and behaviors. This article presents a case study discussing the inheritance of cystic fibrosis using the Harry Potter book series.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-193
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Nursing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes



  • Child(ren)
  • Family education
  • Genetic literacy
  • Genetics
  • Lay beliefs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics

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