This Company's Software Can Sort of Predict How Future Children Look Like in "Virtual Embryos"
Apr 21, 2014 11:08
A new report coming from New Scientist talks about a company called GenePeeks. They use its software to take genome sequences of both parents to produce "10,000 simulated pairings". Which means in the future, you'll get the predict what your kids would look like, along with a slew of other things.
For now, the company's current test looks for disease risk, but its patent is much broader. It could screen from traits with a genetic basis, and look for skin color, breast size, hair texture and even eyelash length. Could this eventually lead to genetically engineered children? One day, perhaps?
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