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Online DNA Matchmaking

GENETIC PRIVACY—UK

January 11, 2010

Today's progressive dating services may seek to go beyond a picture and a paragraph, but tomorrow's online matchmakers may ask for a DNA sample to find your soulmate. In fact, more and more people are eschewing personal chemistry in favor of genetic science in their search for a mate, reports the Daily Mail. Services such as ScientificMatch and GenePartner.com are gaining in popularity, but Eric Holzel of ScientificMatch says he sees a difference in the age groups signing onto his service. "Generally we find that those under 45 love the idea because they realize that it's going to make things a lot easier for them," Holzel said. "Those over 45 are less keen and generally far more likely to have privacy concerns."
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