THE GUARDIAN - Dec 17 - George Church's dating app proposes to match users based on their DNA in an attempt to eliminate genetic diseases. He said that the app would screen out potential partners who are considered to have the "wrong" DNA. Church, a molecular engineer, has dismissed claims the app would create a distinction between acceptable and unacceptable humans. The app, which has not yet been developed, would in theory prevent two people from matching if they had similar genetic mutations that could result in rare, hereditary diseases like Tay-Sachs. Church had previously been part of Jeffrey Epstein's circle of scientists friends. In the interview, Church distanced himself from Epstein, saying "just because he hung out with me briefly, doesn't mean I bought into his malarkey."