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Swiss DNA-based dating service GenePartner has launched, and it's cheap, says this post at TechCrunch. "The Switzerland-based company says they can use a $199 DNA test (compare to $1,000 for 23andMe) to help you find your perfect match, statistically speaking." The company hopes to partner with US dating websites, and if they can avoid current US restrictions on personal genetics testing, they're golden.

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