Gamete donor selection based on genetic calculations

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The 23Andme, Inc. patent solves the following problem:

Gamete storage facilities like a seed / egg bank making more people have greater control and more choice in reproduction. At present, some facilities in collecting the sperm or egg donation as well as certain profile information about the donors. Such information generally includes the donor race, height, weight, age, blood type, health condition, eye color, educational background, family history, and with a potential recipient can review the profile and make a choice. Although the personal profiles of donors can serve a useful purpose for the potential recipient to make a better choice, the information is usually offered only limited understanding for recipients with specific concerns about certain genetic traits, such as hereditary diseases, to make a truly informed choice. For example, a recipient of a family history of breast cancer may worry about receiving a donation from a man who was also a high risk group; however, if the family history information is incomplete or unavailable, have not been able to make an informed choice.

Our analysis of this patent is as follows:

23Andme, Inc.’s patent US 8543339 B2 deals with Gamete donor selection based on genetic calculations.
Gamete donor selection includes receiving a call including a phenotype of interest, accepting a genotype one receiving a plurality of genotypes in a respective plurality of donors, determine statistical information about the phenotype of interest based at least in part to different pairings genotype recipient and a genotype of a donor plurality of donors, and the recognition of a donor among the plurality of donors, based at least in part on statistical information determined.

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