Printing with DNA.

Japanese company Ko-sin Printing has developed a printing process that allows you to incorporate your DNA into the ink used to print a book.

Once DNA is extracted from a human (or animal) hair or nail sample provided by the author, it is blended with a special ink and used in the printing process. Ko-sin has already put the technology to use in some self-published autobiographies whose title pages are printed with ink that includes the author’s DNA. Mixing DNA in with the ink does not alter the appearance of the page, the company says.

Ko-sin also claims it is possible to extract genetic information from materials printed using this process. When the company sent a sample page to a DNA laboratory, the lab technicians were able to isolate and extract the DNA from the page.

Link - Thanks Hsien Lei!


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This makes perfect sense for Auto Biographers

As DNA technology evolves - an author could in fact give permission for a direct family member - generations from now - to abridge the book with new information about the families genetic heritage - along with the map of the stored DNA information.

or Extremely popular Authors could have a few first pressings, collectors editons of their book with the DNA ink

It would just add an additional element of high value and mystique to the book
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