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We added new surveys

We're in the middle of some exciting analyses that require larger sample sizes than we have at the moment. If your schedule allows, please consider going through the surveys listed below. Your help is greatly appreciated! You can find the app at app.genesforgood.org.

How Did You Sleep in 2016?

We’ve been working on some new ways to visualize your data and hope to release some new features for you over the next couple of months. Coming soon is a survey response browser, which will allow you to explore summaries of all questions asked in our surveys - more on that later. We’re also working on ways to make visualizations more useful.

Introducing the Health Conditions Module

Some of you may have already noticed that we recently added a new feature to Genes for Good called Health Conditions -- you can find it in the "Participate" section of the Genes for Good app! When you have a chance, please take a moment to enter any diagnoses that may not be captured in our existing surveys.

 

 

Welcome to 2017!

As you know, we have a lot planned this year. Our biggest goals for 2017 include publishing our paper, improving ancestry and survey results in addition to the overall user experience, and genotyping an additional 5,000 participants.

2016 Year in Review + Happy Holidays!

As we say goodbye to 2016, let’s take a quick look at what we’ve accomplished together this year:

  • 10,556 new participants welcomed in 2016 (18,833 total)
  • 2,930 new samples genotyped (5,287 total)
  • Over 15 million individual survey responses collected

All in all, it’s been a fantastic year! To those who've spread the word among family, friends, and social groups, thank you for keeping us busy!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Genes for Good team!

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope everyone is warm, safe, and full of good spirit and food during the holiday weekend. This month, we are especially aware of how fortunate we are to have such an incredible Genes for Good turnout. In the past two weeks alone, almost 800 new participants joined the study, bringing us to over 17,000 participants total. As a result we’ve been very busy, but we definitely aren’t complaining - thank you, and welcome newcomers!

Mobile Users Rejoice!

This week we've launched a new experience for mobile users.

Behind the scenes the Genes for Good Desktop and Genes for Good Mobile were originally developed as separate apps. This week's change merges them together into a single, responsive app. This means that any features built and made available once should be automatically available on all devices!

New GFG Responsive Mobile Site - iPhone - Home Page

New Surveys: Impulsiveness, Monetary Choice, and Interactive Cognitive Tasks

Hi everyone! In the past few months, we have been working to develop some new surveys to give our participants the chance to contribute to more varied and interesting research.

Genes for Good Version 1.2 Results Now Available

Today we're happy to release the next update in raw genotype files available to participants. Main changes include:

  • More RS numbers - We now have RS numbers for 97% of the variants in the unimputed files and 99.7% in the imputed.
  • Use of a new imputation panel

You can see what the variant list looks like with all the included rs numbers by downloading this ZIP file.

Genes for Good Version 1.1 Results Now Available

We’re happy to announce that we have just improved the genetic results that we provide to our participants who send in a spit kit. The main changes include:

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