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Submission + - Personal Genomics Firm 23andMe Patents Designer Baby System

An anonymous reader writes: Consumer genomics company 23andMe has developed a system for helping prospective parents choose the traits of their offspring, from disease risk to hair color. The patent — number 8543339, “Gamete donor selection based on genetic calculations” — describes a technology that would take a customer’s preferences for a child’s traits, compute the likely genomic outcomes of combinations between a customer’s sperm or egg and other people’s sex cells, and describe which potential reproductive matches would most likely produce the desired baby.
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Personal Genomics Firm 23andMe Patents Designer Baby System

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