Certain futuristic technology companies are offering screening genes of parents checking for physical traits, possibilities of hereditary diseases even before the pregnancy! That means, you can almost ‘see’ your child even before you conceive!
GeenPeeks, a US company is offering screening genes of sperm donors and women seeking motherhood through artificial means. Using a superior technology of DNA carrier sequencing called targeted exon sequencing, the company will scan, mix and project thousands of ‘digital babies’ and their genetic makeup checking for any serious disease like Cystic fibrosis, MCAAD, Tay-Sachs disease or 600 such other fatal illnesses. About 10,000 hypothetical babies are created to choose between which also gives choice of color, height, education/ intelligence, athleticism of the child.
But genetic scientists are not sure how far this new technology is going to really work out. With all the improvement in science and research, which gene effects what kind of disease is not known clearly yet. How ever, GeenPeeks definitely offers great hope for persons with history of genetic disorders in avoiding the risk in their progeny.
Here is a video explaining GeenPeeks method and result: