How does one tell if their child might grow up to be a prodigy? It’s hard to tell as for all we know, some of us might have talents that were never nurtured, but apparently over in China, parents are starting to test the DNA of their babies in hopes of discovering potential talents that could turn their children into prodigies.

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The report from Bloomberg tells the story of how one father, Chris Jung, decided to test the saliva of his daughter at his company, Gene Discovery. Jung claims that he had initially hoped that she would end up in more “traditional” careers such as becoming a doctor or lawyer, but upon testing, he found that his daughter had the potential to excel in music, math, and sport, and as such, changed his opinion of how he envisioned her to grow up.

According to Jung, “Originally, I would like her to become a professional like a doctor or lawyer. But once I looked into the results, it talked about how her memory is so bad. I switched my expectations because if I would like her to become a professional, she needs to study a lot and remember a lot.”

That being said, it has been pointed out that by having a certain gene doesn’t necessarily guarantee your future, but that being said, we suppose it is understandable that as parents, they would only want the best for their kids, even if it means shelling out anywhere between a few hundred to thousands of dollars to peek into the future of their child.

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