Saturday, October 8, 2011
A few months ago, Nature opened a survey asking their readers about their attitudes on personal genomics and if they had been involved with personal genomic testing. Of the 1,588 people who took the survey, 18% have had some sort of genome analysis, and 54% of the respondents said that even though they haven't had genome analysis, they would do so if given the opportunity. 50% of those who had genome analysis used the services of 23andMe. Interestingly, intellectual curiosity was one of the highest motivators for genome sequencing, along with medical and general health concerns. More survey results appear on their website.