A Survey of UK Public Interest in Internet-Based Personal Genome Testing

  title={A Survey of UK Public Interest in Internet-Based Personal Genome Testing},
  author={Lynn F. Cherkas and Juliette M. Harris and Elana J Levinson and Tim D. Spector and Barbara Prainsack},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND In view of the increasing availability of commercial internet-based Personal Genome Testing (PGT), this study aimed to explore the reasons why people would consider taking such a test and how they would use the genetic risk information provided. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS A self-completion questionnaire assessing public awareness and interest in PGT and motivational reasons for undergoing PGT was completed by 4,050 unselected adult volunteers from the UK-based TwinsUK register… CONTINUE READING

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