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Applied DNA Sciences, Stony Brook to Develop Forensic DNA Encryption Tech

NEW YORK, March 21 (GenomeWeb News) - Applied DNA Sciences and Stony Brook University will co-develop a forensic authentication system using encrypted DNA technology, the partners said today.


Stony Brook's Center for Advanced Technology in biotechnology has made a $79,000 grant to partially fund the project.


Sanford Simon, a professor of biochemistry, cell biology, and pathology at Stony Brook, and a director of Applied DNA Sciences, will lead the project.

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