Tony Perry from the University of Bath tells the BBC that his recent work performing genome editing at the time of conception in mice means that the idea of 'designer babies' is moving closer to reality and that discussions about the process need to be held.

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Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.

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A new company says it will analyze customers' genes to find them a suitable date, though Smithsonian magazine says the science behind it might be shaky.