File this under "unexpected innovations due to DNA." GTO simply had to share this piece from a news team in Boston that reports on ScientificMatch.com, a dating service that claims it will find your perfect match based on your DNA. The Florida-based company says it looks at immune system genes because, according to its press release, "we love how other people smell when their immune systems are different from ours—they smell sexier." As Charlie Brown would say, good grief!

 

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