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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 1, January 2020 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Review of knowledge and attitudes towards Human genomics and testing

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AUTHOR(S)

Jonathan J. Odukoya, Dare Ojo Omonijo, Henry Oratue; Ibitayo Yvonne Adebiyi

 

KEYWORDS

Knowledge, Attitude, Human Genomics

 

ABSTRACT

This study reviewed published work related to knowledge and attitude of people towards human genomics. It was poised to answer the following research questions; what are people’s attitude towards human genomics? What is the level of knowledge about benefits of human genomics? What are peoples view on sharing genomics information via social networking sites? The results showed that in some countries, the awareness of benefits from genomics was from advertorial online platforms while in some others, their knowledge about genomics is restricted to sickle cell genotype and paternity testing. Culture and belief system were implicated as a major factor that influences the acceptance of genomics testing and its treatment protocol. Almost all the studies isolated that people were concerned about third party access of their result. The study recommends massive online and offline awareness campaign on genomic testing that will take into cognizance of people’s cultural differences.

 

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