Researchers at Case Western Reserve University (where I received my doctorate back in the early Cenozoic) are studying the experiences of persons who have undergone commercial genome scanning. I am a participant in this study and I can assure you it didn’t hurt a bit…at least not so far. The schpiel:
Have you used the services of 23andMe, deCODEme, and Navigenics, or Knome?
If so, we want to hear about your experiences!
Early adopters of Direct to Consumer Genome Scans, researchers at Case Western Reserve University want to talk with YOU!
We’re currently conducting in-depth interviews with early-adopter/consumers of such tests to learn more about an individual’s decision to use Direct-to-Consumer genome scanning, and what s/he understands to be the benefits and risks of this technology, both for individuals and society. Our interview questions will address how the participant learned of whole genome scanning services, why s/he was interested in trying the technology, how s/he feels about the results, what’s been done with the results, and if and how s/he has used the results to inform individual healthcare decisions.
To learn more about participating in this study, please contact Marcie Lambrix via at 216-368-8753 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org