A Brooklyn-based firm is so concerned this DNA could be collected and stored by authorities it has created a range of sprays designed to help people delete it from all surfaces. The Erase spray, pictured left, is said to remove The Invisible range consists of two different sprays that can be used as a pair, or separately.
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While Replace is an obfuscation spray that adds a mixture of genetic material to a DNA sample to cloak the details of the original. This means customers can either wipe everything clean, or leave an alternate DNA sample to protect their privacy. Last year, Dewey-Hagborg set up the Stranger Visions exhibition in which she created realistic 3D portrait sculptures of strangers using DNA she collected from public places.
Invisible was created by genetic privacy firm BioGenFutures, set up by artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg, pictured spraying Erase onto a glass. The site does, however, feature endorsements from genetic experts including Jeremy Gruber, President of the Council for Responsible Genetics who said: Invisible represents a critical step towards achieving that goal.
This graphic reveals that the average person sheds 50 strands of hair each day and each strand contains five nanograms of DNA.
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Last year, Dewey-Hagborg set up the Stranger Visions exhibition, pictured, in which she created realistic 3D portrait sculptures of strangers using DNA she collected from public places. In addition to being accidentally discarded, DNA is routinely extracted and often stored from infants at birth, and as criminal DNA databases are expanding exponentially. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.
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