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DNA dye: the new way to mark bank robbers

Jay MacDonald

I’ve been thinking about robbing a bank.
Well, not literally. For that, you’d need something faster than a minivan, more threatening than a golden retriever, and a getaway crew you could trust not to punk you at the curb, bag in hand, while they post the video to YouTube. And frankly, I don’t look good in stripes.
It’s the bank robbery process I’ve been pondering, not the act. And the process has taken a very interesting turn in recent years, thanks to a Stony Brook, N.Y., research firm called Applied DNA Sciences that’s giving cash something it’s never had before: an identity.
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