I, personally, am not afraid of my genetic information. I’m not afraid of any potential psychological effects it might have, nor am I afraid of any repercussions of sharing my genetic information with others. It is certainly clear that I lost the genetic lottery when it comes to diabetes risk, but there is no genome so perfect that it lacks at least one serious risk.
For me personally, interpreting my genotype is no more dangerous than the receiving the results of a home glucose test. Indeed, the results of the glucose test represent a current reality while the genotype merely suggests a future possibility.
I also applaud his decision to share this information with the world, a very personal way of demonstrating the spirit of openness to genetic data that he has consistently advocated in his posts. I completely agree with his reasoning here:
Although I won’t go so far as to say that there is never any danger to anyone upon receiving genetic information, I will go so far as to say that it should be the individual, not the government, that decides whether the danger exists.