Public reaction to direct-to-consumer online genetic tests: Comparing attitudes, trust and intentions across commercial and conventional providers.

@article{Critchley2015PublicRT,
  title={Public reaction to direct-to-consumer online genetic tests: Comparing attitudes, trust and intentions across commercial and conventional providers.},
  author={Christine R. Critchley and Dianne Nicol and Margaret F A Otlowski and Don R C Chalmers},
  journal={Public understanding of science},
  year={2015},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={731-50}
}
The success of personalised medicine depends upon the public's embracing genetic tests. Tests that claim to predict an individual's future health can now be accessed via online companies outside of conventional health regulations. This research assessed the extent to which the public embrace direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests relative to those obtained by a conventional medical practitioner (MP). It also examined the reasons for differences across providers using a randomised experimental… CONTINUE READING
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