At the Chongqing Children's Palace, experts are hoping to revolutionize child-rearing with the help of science. About 30 children aged 3 to 12 years old and their parents are participating in a new program that uses DNA testing to identify genetic gifts and predict the future.
The test is conducted by the Shanghai Biochip Corporation. Scientists claim a simple saliva swab collects as many as 10,000 cells that enable them to isolate eleven different genes. By taking a closer look at the genetic codes, they say they can extract information about a child's IQ, emotional control, focus, memory, athletic ability and more.
"For basketball, we can test for height and other factors," said Dr. Huang Xinhua, a leading scientist on the project. "We also test listening ability so that can tell us if (the child) might be talented at music." [my emphasis]
Dr. Huang said the testing can even help project careers down the road.
Examining one child's results, he told CNN: "This child is very thoughtful and focused, so I suggest she go into management."
Whether it's a scam or wishful thinking, at least you don't see political correctness that plagues this country.
Whether you like it or now, future genetics may well be what is described in Gattaca, once more genes, SNP's and their confounding effects are better understood in the future.
If a world with gene therapy like Gattaca means a 50% increase in the average per capita contribution to GDP, I'm all for it.
I'm going to brush up on my Mandarin.
IQ is not only related factor for emotional control
http://www.mygene23.com seems to attract a lot of eyeballs. Personal Genetic Service is a huge market, which nobody will deny.