As already mentioned in the iq > research page of this web, I took part in a DNA sequencing and full genome analysis study targeting genes responsible for high intellectual performance in late 2009.
Only recently, my genome analysis first results were disclosed to me. And a couple of questions are making me wonder: is such a research a first step, which advances anyone’s awareness of his fate incluing bits and pieces from his future medical situation? Are humans supposed to know their biological background in such details and why? Is this process beneficial or not? For instance, if such results for a specific individual disclosed a very high susceptibility to a specific malignancy, would that piece of information lead him to quit smoking or would make him override any rules and precautions?