Personal genomics, says Deepak Singh, may motivate people to learn more about genetics as well as themselves. He points to Kevin, a blogger who had his genome sequenced and who then learned more about the genetic basis of diseases, and then wonders if Kevin or others like him would be moved to learn about genome-wide association studies. "I suspect most will not be curious, but a small percentage will be, and that's a few more people more knowledgeable about their own biology, and the limitations of our own knowledge," blogs Deepak.
It May Be a Case of Incentives
Jul 14, 2008