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Voting with their Mice: Personal Genome Testing and the oParticipatory Turno in Disease Research

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132 - 147
Number of pages16
JournalAccountability In Research-Policies And Quality Assurance
Issue number3
PublishedMay 2011

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While the availability of genome tests on the internet has given rise to heated debates about the likely impact on personal genome information on test-takers, on insurance, and on healthcare systems, in this article I argue that a more tangible effect of personal genomics is that it has started to change how participation in disease research is conceived and enacted. I examine three models of research participation that personal genomics customers are encouraged to engage in. I conclude with an evaluation of the pitfalls and benefits of ocrowdsourcingo genetic disease research in the context of personal genomics.

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