The DNA of the Piece

The art world is considering using synthetic DNA signatures as a means of tagging genuine works of art, the New York Times reports.

The community, the Times notes, has been rocked by fakes in the market — the prestigious Knoedler Gallery in New York was found to have sold dozens of forgeries before it shut in 2011.

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