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.
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

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