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A Digital Kid

Genepeeks, a New York-based startup, is preparing to launch a virtual service this December that will simulate hypothetical children based on sperm and ova pairings to allow prospective parents to check for potential diseases such as rare recessive pediatric conditions, BBC News reports.

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