Request for Discussion on ChatGPT and its Applications in Genetic Testing

I hope this is an appropriate place to post this, but I also reached out and sent this to I redacted some personal information, but would be willing to share in a private message.

To whom it may concern,

I hope this email finds you well. My name is John Lewis, and I am a genetic counseling master’s student at The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center (OUHSC). As part of my graduation requirements, I am undertaking a thesis project focused on exploring the role and effectiveness of ChatGPT as a decision-making tool in the context of genetic testing for individuals with differences in sexual development (DSD).

The working title of my thesis is “Conversational decision making with ChatGPT: An effective decision-making tool in DSD genetic testing?” The objective of my research is to investigate how ChatGPT can assist parents in seeking relevant information and making informed decisions about genetic testing for their children, especially those belonging to this sensitive population. Given the growing popularity of chat-based AI tools, I believe that people may increasingly rely on ChatGPT to gather information in their decision-making processes.

While my thesis committee and I are enthusiastic about this project, we acknowledge that we are not experts in this technology. Therefore, I was wondering if there is someone at OpenAI (or other expert) who would be willing to engage in a discussion with me (and possibly my committee) to further explore the capabilities, limitations, and potential applications of ChatGPT. Additionally, I would greatly appreciate any recommended literature or resources that could assist me in refining the details of my proposed thesis.

If it is possible, I kindly request that you or a representative from OpenAI reach out to me via my university email address, provided at the bottom of this email. I would be more than happy to provide further information, including a PowerPoint draft of my thesis specific aims, to facilitate our discussion and ensure that we can focus on areas of mutual interest.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to the possibility of connecting with someone from OpenAI and benefiting from their insights and expertise.


John Lewis

Researcher Access Program application


Thank you and greatly appreciated. Submitted :grinning: