THE BOSTON GLOBE -- Dec 10 -- ScientificMatch.com use DNA technology to match people by their natural odor. Body odor is a big part of romantic attraction, when one person finds the odor of another pleasing, it's a likely sign that the couple could share a "chemical attraction," ScientificMatch.com claims. The online service will charge $1,995.95 for a one-year membership, the fee includes background checks.
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Mark Brooks: I recently took a 23andme.com DNA test and found out I have a low hereditary risk of heart disease, but a way high risk of getting Diabetes type 1. 23and me was founded by Google.com's founder's (Sergey Brin's) wife. With ScientificMatch.com's DNA test ($2k), users swab the inside of their cheeks for a DNA sample. With 23andme ($1k), I had to spit into a test tube and then mail it out.