How Do YOU Feel About DNA Testing?

Dr. Sukeshini A. Grandhi is a professor at Eastern Connecticut State University. She studies human–computer interactions (HCI), that is, how people use technology.  HCI integrates psychology, sociology, and computer science to improve technological design and usability.

Her lab is currently conducting a survey to understand public attitudes towards direct-to-consumer genetic testing, including genealogy services like Ancestry, 23andMe, and MyHeritage as well as health, nutrition, and even dating applications.  Dr. Grandhi wants to know how people feel about their DNA results and about sharing those results with others.

It doesn’t matter whether you’ve never taken a DNA test or have used multiple different genetic services.  As long as you are 18 years or older, the lab would appreciate your thoughts on consumer genetic testing services.  The survey should only take about 15–20 minutes to complete.

If you’re willing to help advance science, you can take the survey here:

7 thoughts on “How Do YOU Feel About DNA Testing?”

    1. Not to my knowledge, although it’s also possible the researchers are looking at how opinions change over time.

  1. Question #26 (I think that’s the number but could be wrong) is poorly constructed. I gave them feedback but it’s too late for this study. In any case, I’m glad that they are doing the research.

    1. Yes, Georgie. I think I would have constructed the survey differently but I may not understand their goals well.

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