Participating in sports is often a big part of childhood. But with so many athletic options, how should parents decide which sport their child should play?
One company says science can answer that question.
AI Biotech, a Virginia-based company, has started marketing DNA tests to parents that they claim will determine which sport their child will play best.
All you have to do is swab the inside of your child's cheek and mail in the sample, plus $200. A few weeks later, the company will mail back the test results which will tell you if your kid is genetically built for baseball or bowling.
"Any parent wants to put their child in a situation where you know they're going to succeed, where they have an advantage. I think it's a great idea," parent Doug Wieder said.
"I wouldn't care what the test would say. I'd still do good at baseball," Justin Maunz said. "My fear is that the test comes back and says, 'Oh, you should be a bowler.'"
A spokesperson for the biotech company says the goal of the test is to help kids understand how to best use their bodies when playing sports.