Funding for this research was provided by:
Ministry of Education - Singapore (MOE2017-SSRTG-028)
Received: 29 April 2020
Accepted: 11 November 2020
First Online: 19 November 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The National University of Singapore Institutional Review Board approved this study (S-19-045E). All participants gave their written informed consent to participate in this study.
: Not applicable.
: E Shyong Tai is Director of the Centre for Precision Health at the National University Hospital System, which has received grants from the National Medical Research Council and the National Institutes of Health to conduct studies that involve analysis and sharing of de-identified genetic data. E Shyong Tai is also the co-chair of the Precision Medicine Steering Committee (appointed by the Ministry of Health) with specific responsibility for the Public and Community Trust Workgroup. Owen Schaefer is a member of that Workgroup and Ing Wei Khor is partly funded by the Ministry of Health, Singapore, to support their work. Ainsley Newson is also an Editorial Board member of the BMC Medical Ethics. No other author has any financial competing interests to declare.