23andMe's 'build-a-baby' patent criticised

October 3, 2013 7:12 PM

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23andMe's 'build-a-baby' patent criticised

A US patent for a database that uses DNA testing to tell prospective parents which traits their future offspring may inherit has been criticised by experts.

23andMe says its Family Traits Inheritor Calculator can predict the risk of inheriting specific diseases as well as details such as height, weight, eye colour and even personality.

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