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Survey of European clinical geneticists on awareness, experiences and attitudes towards direct-to-consumer genetic testing

Overview of attention for article published in Genome Medicine, May 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (87th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (68th percentile)

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15 tweeters
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2 Facebook pages

Citations

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Title
Survey of European clinical geneticists on awareness, experiences and attitudes towards direct-to-consumer genetic testing
Published in
Genome Medicine, May 2013
DOI 10.1186/gm449
Pubmed ID
Abstract

The advent of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing (GT) has sparked a number of debates regarding the scientific validity of tests, their broad health and ethical implications for society as well as their legal status. To date, relatively few empirical studies have been published regarding this phenomenon. We conducted a survey of European clinical geneticists to gauge their awareness of, experiences with, and attitudes towards DTC GT.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 1%
Portugal 1 1%
Italy 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 85 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 19%
Researcher 16 18%
Student > Bachelor 10 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 8%
Other 14 16%
Unknown 15 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 26 29%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 15 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 12%
Social Sciences 8 9%
Philosophy 2 2%
Other 10 11%
Unknown 17 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 June 2013.
All research outputs
#2,316,888
of 18,467,202 outputs
Outputs from Genome Medicine
#547
of 1,227 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#21,747
of 168,527 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Genome Medicine
#6
of 16 outputs
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