Love could be just a saliva sample away

The science behind GENEmate is that it analyses saliva to identify 1,000 genetic positions or alleles on six genes that are associated with the immune system. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO
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Genetic matchmaking is becoming a reality here in Singapore.

GENEnova, a local company that markets itself as the first in South-east Asia to use DNA science to enhance matchmaking, started operations in June this year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 06, 2019, with the headline Love could be just a saliva sample away. Subscribe