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Human Identity Reduced To A Bar Code

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February 12, 1999
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Idaho National E & E Laboratory
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Canned peas, beans, and human beings all have something in common -- they can be identified with a bar code. It takes more than supermarket science to see a human's bar code, however. The Department of Energy's Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory and Miragen, a biotechnology company, are developing a technique that can display a "bar code" of antibodies that is unique for each person and may become a powerful new tool for law enforcement.

Canned peas, beans, and human beings all have something in common -- they can be identified with a bar code. It takes more than supermarket science to see a human's bar code, however. The Department of Energy's Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory and Miragen, a biotechnology company, are developing a technique that can display a "bar code" of antibodies that is unique for each person and may become a powerful new tool for law enforcement.


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Idaho National E & E Laboratory. "Human Identity Reduced To A Bar Code." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/02/990212065653.htm (accessed April 24, 2014).

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