Saturday, January 5, 2008

Genetic Price Discrimination

Now, as far as I know, (Full disclosure: no formal training as a biologist, biochemist, geneticist, or any related profession), there shouldn't be any reason why it would be more complicated or costly to trace one's bloodline on one side of your family as opposed to the other.



Since I can't think of any reason for the market to lie, I guess people place more value on their paternal blood, or that their demand curve is more inelastic than for tracing their mother's ancestry. I can see the advanced package being in high demand for questions of succession in certain countries that practice primogeniture, for example.

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