George Church Wants to Make Genetic Matchmaking a Reality

April 16, 2019

(Discover Magazine) – Church imagines a variation of this program for couples everywhere. Existing social media and online dating sites could be modified to implement this kind of genetic matchmaking at a population scale — for all diseases. In Church’s vision, these kinds of services would add in a genetic screener. If a match might lead to offspring with a fatal disease, you wouldn’t be shown that person. To ensure the privacy of those screened out, a few people would be randomly removed as well.