Chinese parents are reportedly seeking the “talent testing” services of local genetic companies in an apparent bid to identify which fields their children can excel at.
Clinics from genetic firms, which claim to find children’s hidden talents in their DNA, have recently been sprouting up in cities such as Shenzhen.
Donating your sperm or eggs for cash is not a new concept. Sperm donors reportedly can makeup up to $1,000 per month while harvesting eggs can make as much as $5,000. However, a new company is willing to pay top dollar for top-tier genetics.
Purenetics LLC is a Delaware-based company that aims to find top quality sperm and eggs for high-net worth individuals. Donors have to register on site and will be featured in a database clients can look over. If chosen, the donor will make $500,000 (fine print: there’s a $5.99 registration fee).