Returning the results of a genetic study: Chachapoyas, Peru

Last month I had the chance to visit the town of Chachapoyas, north Peru, for a very important mission: returning the genetic results of our study about the linguistic and historical diversity of the region. That was a special occasion to discuss what we learned from the project, to meet friends again, and last but not least, as a geneticist, to get feedback from the participants of the study and learn which information is more meaningful to them. But what does it mean returning genetic results? how should we do it, and why is it important? With this first post I want to approach a theme that is often neglected in our field.