Thursday, June 21, 2007

Parents support genetic testing, DNA biobanks - even without available treatments.

From Child Health and Evaluation Research (CHEAR) Unit: U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

UMHS Press Release:
Parents support genetic testing, DNA biobanks - even without available treatments.
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health finds 54% of parents endorse genetic testing even for diseases with no available treatments.

CHEAR - National Poll on Children's Health
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health, Vol. 1, Issue 4; June 20, 2007

A publication from the University of Michigan Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases and the University of Michigan Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit.

DNA Biobanks and Genetic Testing - For Whom, and When?
Report Highlights
* 54% of adults endorsed genetic testing even if no effective treatment is available.
* 38% of parents were willing to have their children’s DNA stored in a government biobank.
* Adults were more likely to store DNA in a government biobank if they support genetic testing for diseases despite the lack of available effective treatment.

Data Source
This report presents findings from a nationally representative household survey conducted exclusively by Knowledge Networks, Inc, for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. The survey was administered from March 14-26, 2007, to a randomly selected, stratified group of adults aged 18 and older (n=2,076) with and without children from the Knowledge Networks standing panel that closely resembles the U.S. population.

PredictER Note: SEE ALSO "Storing and Testing Children's DNA". Eye on DNA, June 20, 2007.

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