Genetic information is often considered exceptional when compared to other personal health information. There are several reasons for this, and ethical dilemmas may arise when an individual suddenly receives information, which can be difficult to handle and act on.
Such dilemmas may include (click on each link for further information):
Please note, given that the purpose of FarGen is to collect data – and not individual testing – the dilemmas mentioned above are not directly relevant to this project. They are still listed, though, because similar situation may, in principle, become relevant to those who choose to take part in research projects that are granted access to data in the FarGen database.