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DNA tests on kids ID genetic gifts, careers

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posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 09:03 PM
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In China, DNA tests on kids ID genetic gifts, careers


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CHONGQING, China (CNN) -- At the Chongqing Children's Palace, experts are hoping to revolutionize child-rearing with the help of science. About 30 children aged three to twelve-years-old and their parents are participating in a new program that uses DNA testing to identify genetic gifts and predict the future.


For about $880, Chinese parents can sign their kids up for the test and five days of camp.

more photos » When Director Zhao Mingyou first heard about the technology earlier this year, he instantly knew it could be a success in China.

"Nowadays, competition in the world is
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posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 09:03 PM
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Picking and choosing the "perfect" kids? What happens to the kids that don't come up roses on this DNA test? This may have found some sympathy when China was only allowed one child but that policy has since been changed.

Is there any benefit from finding out the possibility of your child being a super star? What happens when they don't and the kid you gave up that wasn't supposed to be actually becomes one. To me, this is us messing with the natural order... Stupid humans.

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posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 09:09 PM
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Well, first of all this approach is unethical and will fail.
The reason for this is that, what we call future, is liquid and formable. Therefore it would make no sense to predict a future outcome based on DNA.



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