Is one of the elements of the project that they’ll link to your future medical records to sort of compare your health now with what happens in the future?
Well, it is, I suppose. It must be, you know - 53 now and I suppose, you know, there’s less life in front of me than there is behind and you get slightly more concerned about health issues. And I have to say I consciously thought it would be good to get a sort of benchmark now to measure things against in the future. I don’t - you know, yeah.
I guess I, you know, it’s my assumption they’re going to do that. It sort of doesn’t seem sensible just to do a, get a benchmark and not to track at least some of those people through, over a long period of time. And, you know, certainly that makes sense, and I would continue with it, you know, if they contact again.
So you wouldn’t be worried about the...
The implications of it? No, because it’s, it’s useful to me, I suppose, as well. And again I’ve tapped into that usefulness and it’s seems daft to volunteer for one part of it and then refuse to act on, you know, carry out the full commitment, so to speak.
What if they weren’t going to tell you? I mean if they were just sort of doing it independently, monitoring your sample and then your future medical records, but it wasn’t ever fed back to you?
That would, there’s certain aspects of that could, you know, could well concern me. It depends whether they’re doing it anonymously, and if that information is going, you know, my identity’s being connected, in a way which is then accessible to other, you know, third parties, insurance companies and so on, then that is a concern [laughs]. That’s not what I signed myself up for. I don’t want insurance companies poking around without my say so.