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OCT 05, 2013 - Huffington Post

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23andMe Gets Patent For Baby Trait Predictions Calculator, But Says It Won't Be Used

We may be one step closer to designer babies. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent last Tuesday to the Silicon Valley company 23andMe for its Family Traits Inheritance Calculator, a tool they’ve been using since 2009 as part of their genetics-assessment services. 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki is the wife of Google founder Sergey Brin, who, along with Google and Google Ventures, has given $161 million in funding to the company. Clients send in saliva samples and receive back a report on the different traits and conditions their children might inherit. 23andMe describes the tool ... Read More

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