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Public Motivated to Participate in Genetic Research When Offered Their Own Results

Medical Xpress

Photo: DOI: 10.1016/j.gim.2022.01.002

New research has suggested that some public audiences around the world are motivated to take part in genetic research if they receive their results back, but this is not the only motivating factor for many.

The study, from Wellcome Connecting Science and collaborators, found that there is substantial variation in how much receiving individual results motivates an individual to donate their DNA or health data to scientific studies. Researchers found this varies depending on what country participants live in. For example, participants based in the U.S. were found ...