Here Are Some Actual Facts About George Church’s DNA Dating Company

December 12, 2019

(MIT Technology Review) – None of the outraged hot takes offered any details on the app, but we now have exclusive details on the new DNA dating company spinning out of Church’s lab. The startup, called Digid8, was incorporated in September by Barghavi Govindarajan, a self-described “Harvard-trained technologist, innovator & educator” who Church says is his cofounder in the venture. The company takes its name from D8, internet slang for date, and will pursue what Church calls “whole-genome dating.”