As the scope of the NSA’s bulk surveillance program becomes all too clear, less attention has been paid to the issues surrounding genetic information and surveillance. BioGenFutures, a new company-cum-art-project launched by information artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg, hopes to bring DNA surveillance back to the fore. The company just announced a product it calls “Invisible,” which endeavors to make it harder for authorities to trace left-behind DNA evidence back to people. Not only is the product actually launching to consumers, but Dewey-Hagborg believes solutions of its kind will be commonplace within five years.
Looks like one product simply degrades DNA. That might be less effective since we shed so much DNA all the time.
But the one which releases lots of random DNA sequences could be interesting. Instead of abg bomb to kill pests. you could have a DNA bomb to cover up your own.