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Last Updated: 07 December 2022

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Adoptees’ views and experiences of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genomic testing: an exploratory interview study from the UK

Adoptionees looking for answers to family genealogy may be interested in direct-to-consumer genomic testing for ancestry and health may be able to attract adoptees looking for ancestry and health that may fill a gap in their family records. The most recent UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report did not specifically mention the benefits or risks for adopted people, but the committee did note that robust evidence of potential or dangers for any user of a DTC testing kit is limited. In this study, semi-structured interviews were conducted with ten UK adult adoptees recruited via social media. Meaning making is a further focus of Meaning Making is a subordinate topic of adoption and testing results as bringing feelings of closure or discordance. Additionally, adoptees' consideration of data security issues in their wider adoption hunt appear to have limited details about themselves.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12687-022-00622-y

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