Genomes Unzipped is a young project, and we’re still getting the hang of this whole group blogging game. One thing we’d like to understand more about is you, our readers: how did you find us, why are you reading, and what would you like to hear more about as the project moves forward?
We’re thus currently putting together the inaugural Genomes Unzipped Reader Survey. However, we don’t want this to be just an exercise in collecting demographics – we’d also like to seize the opportunity to ask more interesting questions about your views on the broader issues around personal genomics, genetic genealogy, genetic privacy, and the future of personalised medicine.
We also want to ask questions that interest you. So here’s your chance to get involved: propose a question in the comments section, and if we like it we’ll be including it in the reader survey later this week.
Here’s what we currently have on the Genomes Unzipped virtual whiteboard, in addition to the standard demographic questions:
- Where did you hear about Genomes Unzipped?
- What genetic tests (if any) have you had done?
- How much would you pay to get your genome sequenced?
- Would you consider donating your genetic data to the Genomes Unzipped project (and if so, under what conditions)?
- How much regulation do you think the genetic testing industry needs?
- What topics would you like us to cover as the project moves forward?
Naturally, we’ll be putting some additional effort into deciding exactly how to phrase these questions and what options should be available for each of them; if you have any thoughts, let us know in the comments.
Any other ideas for questions?