What happens if you are already in a relationship, and, through fateful curiosity, decide to check whether you are compatible with regards to making immune resilient babies?
What if the test turns up any other potential hereditary genetic issues?
However, there seems to be a revival of sorts underway with DNA dating, possibly thanks to the proliferation of DNA testing companies like . 1 with the FDA for these sorts of direct-to-consumer shenanigans, has received approval for an at-home screening test of a gene associated with increased chances of developing breast cancer. The idea behind DNA Romance and most DNA dating apps comes down to the olfactory sense.
It turns out that we can sniff out our genetic compatibility—and that opposites do indeed attract.
You can upload your DNA tests from the usual suspects, though DNA Romance also links to a free DNA test that is part of a Swiss DNA dating service Gene Partner, founded in 2008, partners with other online dating sites by providing the genetic expertise in the love equation.
The company says it worked with the Swiss Institute for Behavioural Genetics to develop a formula that combines the HLA diversity theory with other “evolutionary” factors that measures a couple’s genetic compatibility and makes “an accurate prediction of the strength of their basis for a long-lasting and fulfilling romantic relationship”.
However, after a conversation with visiting fellow Craig Roberts, this intrigue quickly developed into serious consideration and my new found interest in genetic dating sites was sparked.
That would certainly be a valuable trait for the zombie apocalypse.
The test costs 9, but that seems like a small price to pay for long-lasting romance.
Houston-based Pheramor is the latest DNA dating service to hit the app store.
A genetic component of the immune system is major histocompatibility complex (called HLA in humans).
The premise is that people with a greater diversity of HLA genes are more likely to be attracted to each other.