If you're a carrier for cystic fibrosis, dating can be kind of scary. Finding another carrier means that every child you have has a 25% chance of being born with CF.
What if a dating site could prevent that? What if carriers of genetic disorders could know that they wouldn't be paired with other known carriers?
With the 23andMe API, I've built a service that allows for easy addition of genetic user data to dating user profiles. All it takes is one link and one of two API endpoints.
Carriers can be as common as 1-4% of the population, and back-of-the-napkin calculations suggest that something like 15% of people are carriers for something. For those at risk, matching them with non-carriers gives them a much better shot at having healthy children and does wonders for peace of mind.
This is a project that I'd like to work with large, long-term compatibility oriented dating sites to bring to the public. If you work in the industry, or know someone who does, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts.
Also, if you don't know anyone in the industry, but think this idea is really cool/stupid/scary/anything else, please email me at email@example.com
I'm Rob Hunter, a developer. I think that the future is cool, and I'd like to help get us from here to there. You can click on the links on the top right to see my various (underused) profiles.