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Old 01-25-2013, 02:30 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I think they use actual DNA, probably something dish-grown and standardized, with a sequence designed to stand-out.

The reason is that it's both entirely harmless, and can be revealed using existing DNA-testing infrastructure for reliable prosecution.
Even a small particle on a suspect's skin may be enough for identification.

I wonder if certain kinds individuals will start wearing synthetic, disposable clothing that is resistant to such tags.

This will likely be limited to certain units and situations - like riots.
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