Genetic matchmaking? Not all that far fetched

| | September 30, 2013
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What if finding “The One” meant finding the person whose genome is most compatible with your own? That’s the question raised by an upcoming movie called The Perfect 46. Writer/director Brett Ryan Bonowicz presented a near-final version of the film on Wednesday night at the Consumer Genetics Conference in Boston.

The story centers around a genome-analysis company, The Perfect 46, that has developed an algorithm to determine the likelihood of prospective parents having a child with genetic disease.  Sure, it sounds a bit like Gattaca, but unlike that 1997 film, The Perfect 46 does not feel like it’s happening in some distant era. In fact, I was struck by how unfuturistic it all seemed.

Read the full, original story here: A Genetic Matchmaking Movie Isn’t So Far-Fetched

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