It is not inheritable spelling skills. It is not inheritable knowledge. It is not connected to race. GENETIC LITERACY refers to the knowledge people have about GENETICS. I cannot believe there are people on this board who are stupid enough to think that literacy can be inherited. Wait, yes I can. It makes perfect sense that the same people who think that literacy is inherited would also think that genetic literacy refers to inherited knowledge. And the final irony....the fact that most of the people who are reading this STILL don't get it is evidence of TRUE illiteracy, i.e., the inability to make sense of what you're reading and a lack of education and ability. It's classic.