Popular Science News | Marry for Genes not for Love

Popular Science News | twelve years ago it would have cost £1bn to have your complete gene map produced but now it is down to a mere £2500. It looks as if dating agencies for the more well off will soon be taking advantage of this fact and will offer services which match you with a genetically compatible partner.

One of the advantages of matching people by genes rather than their height, skin or hair colouring, is that potential genetic diseases in children can be avoided. On the reverse side of the coin there is also the possibility that any genetic advantages of particular matches could also be used. For example, developing genes which would make a child more likely to become a contender in the 2036 Olympics.

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