I don’t believe hookup culture has infected our brains and turned us into soulless sex-hungry swipe monsters. It doesn’t do to pretend that dating in the app era hasn’t changed. Tinder arrived in 2012, and nipping at its heels came other imitators and twists on the format, like Hinge (connects you with friends of friends), Bumble (women have to message first), and others.Older online dating sites like OKCupid now have apps as well.
And most biotech companies, such as 23and Me, consider their databases proprietary.
The two main groups that share full genomes of individuals (the 1000 Genomes Project and the Personal Genome Project) together have only about 1,500. Imagine the possibilities if we open-sourced all our DNA—or at least tweaked consent forms to allow opt-ins for sharing genetic info with all scientists.
In January, scientists scared the world by using public information to find the names behind five people's anonymous, public DNA samples collected for research.
The scientists then determined the identity of some 45 family members who had also donated DNA. By linking ages and locations associated with the five individuals to family trees associated with DNA on genealogy websites. And free genealogy databases need only a fraction of a Y chromosome to find a last name.
Here’s the thing: dating doesn’t end when you get married, but it is when the fun part starts!