Heewon Lee, a Korean adoptee and genetic counseling graduate student at the University of Minnesota, is recruiting participants for a research study about direct-to-consumer genetic testing (e.g., 23andme, Ancestry DNA, Family Tree DNA) among domestic and internationally adopted adults.
This study is unique as it will be one of the first studies to query both domestic and international adoptees about their thoughts about direct-to-consumer genetic testing and their experiences using it. This study will also explore reasons not to do genetic testing if adoptees chose not to undergo testing.
DNA and Me: Adoptees and Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing
You are invited to participate in a research study about direct-to-consumer genetic testing (e.g., 23andme, Ancestry DNA, Family Tree DNA, etc.). The purpose of this research is to understand how domestic and international adult adoptees may or may not use direct-to-consumer genetic testing and how their biological family health history might influence their experience of genetic testing. You do not need to have purchased or taken a direct-to-consumer genetic test to be involved in this study. This study does NOT provide genetic testing. The study consists an online survey that will take about 15 minutes.
You are potentially eligible if you are:
- Internationally OR domestically adopted
- 18 years of age or older
- Currently living in the United States
If you are interested in participating in the study, please visit:
Upon completion of the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter a lottery for a $10 Amazon gift card.
This study (STUDY00004142) has been reviewed by the University of Minnesota Human Research Protection Program. This study is being conducted under the supervision of Heather Zierhut, PhD, MS, CGC, Department of CBS Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development.