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With This DNA Dating App, You Swab, Then Swipe For Love

With This DNA Dating App, You Swab, Then Swipe For Love

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  • Sigh. This is the tech version of my grandmother’s best friend telling me that because my zodiac sign is goat, I was only compatible with those of born in the years of the rabbit.

    In all seriousness, all scientists and researchers agree that it’s not nature vs nurture but nature and nurture. Genes

    Sigh. This is the tech version of my grandmother’s best friend telling me that because my zodiac sign is goat, I was only compatible with those of born in the years of the rabbit.

    In all seriousness, all scientists and researchers agree that it’s not nature vs nurture but nature and nurture. Genes matter just as much as personal experience and environment, and you can’t easily unwind one from the other when it comes to squishier human traits like personality (vs. eye color). By and large, the public still doesn’t quite get this.

    It’s pretty discouraging that companies are using newer technologies around genetics as a gimmick, taking advantage of consumers not understanding.

  • It's a new episode of 'Black Mirror,' delivered on a platter!

    And because a DNA swab is just never enough, Pheramor would also like you to give it access to your social media accounts so it can 'date-mine those for personality traits and mutual interests.'

    Sounds reasonable.

  • Man, there are so many cool things that you can do with DNA but until we figure out some ironclad privacy provisions / legislation, people should be reallllllly cautious. Shame.

  • “That’s why we’re swabbing cheeks, not armpits.” That’s what you think, nerds! #awesomeprank (Seriously, this public service announcement at the end: “Beware of screening panels that promise to tell you if your unborn baby will like cilantro; they're not a replacement for clinical prenatal genetic tests.

    “That’s why we’re swabbing cheeks, not armpits.” That’s what you think, nerds! #awesomeprank  (Seriously, this public service announcement at the end: “Beware of screening panels that promise to tell you if your unborn baby will like cilantro; they're not a replacement for clinical prenatal genetic tests.” These charlatans, with their predictions about cilantro, are so weak. For $20, I can tell you how to make your baby like cilantro, genetic obstacles be damned!)

  • Man I already didn’t clearly deserve my wife, but now DNA will tell me that I married up.......; /

  • Early warning of risks related to DNA data. Potential for more serious harm is clearly there, and we’re clearly not ready for it.