Innovation: DNA Fog by Applied DNA Sciences and SmokeCloak

Form and function
A fog-based security system that marks intruders with genetic material derived from plants. It’s hard to remove and links suspects to crime scenes.

Stony Brook (N.Y.)-based Applied DNA Sciences developed the tracers, and Danish security company SmokeCloak builds the deployment devices.

“Police often have a very good idea who the criminals are, but they just cannot prove it.” — Applied DNA Sciences Chief Executive Officer James Hayward

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