Personal Genome Project Study Guide
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Part I: Genetic Material

Part II: Gene Transmission

Part III: Gene Expression

Part IV: Genetic Regulation

Part V: Genetics and Society

Part VI: Project Literacy

 

 

 

 

 
Part VI: Project Literacy
 
Lesson 11: Participating in the Personal Genome Project
                 Practice Test
 
Question 1:
The PGP will give you medical advice.
  A.True
  B.False
Question 2:
A benefit of participating in the PGP is the opportunity to help advance research on diseases that have a genetic component.
  A.True
  B.False
Question 3:
You should discuss your project participation with your immediate family.
  A.True
  B.False
Question 4:
Unlike many commercial personal genomics ventures, the PGP will not require a tissue sample.
  A.True
  B.False
Question 5:
To participate in the PGP, you will be asked to electronically complete a traits questionnaire.
  A.True
  B.False
Question 6:
The PGP guarantees that your private data will not be exposed to anyone who is not associated with the project.
  A.True
  B.False
Question 7:
The medical ramifications of your genetic variations could be discussed in online forums related to the PGP.
  A.True
  B.False
Question 8:
Participation in the PGP is entirely voluntary and you can discontinue participation at any time.
  A.True
  B.False
Question 9:
A PGP researcher could terminate your participation in the study.
  A.True
  B.False
Question 10:
If you discontinue your participation in the PGP, your data will be securely erased and guaranteed to be unavailable in the future.
  A.True
  B.False
Question 11:
To participate in the PGP, you should accept that your genome and trait data will be published on a publicly accessible website that does not guarantee your anonymity.
  A.True
  B.False
Question 12:
If your PGP results indicate that you have a predisposition for a life-threatening disease, you should immediately schedule surgery and/or start a course of medication.
  A.True
  B.False
Question 13: Why do you want to participate in the PGP? For you personally, what are the benefits of participating that interest you most? Which risks concern you the most? (This question won't be graded.)