Genetics company 23andMe was just granted a patent on technology that allows you to design a child in the same way you might a car or a house. Is this really the future of baby-making? And if so, is this a good or bad development? Anthony dives deep into the patent for answers.
A 23andMe Patent
“Last week, 23andMe was awarded a patent for which we applied more than five years ago, and which relates to one of the tools we offer individuals as part of their genetic exploration.”
United States Patent No. 8543339
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“The consumer-genetics testing company 23andMe, based in Mountain View, California, announced its first patent this week, and some of its customers aren’t happy.”
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