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One use is in protecting farm equipment; in the event that any items are stolen and recovered by Police, they are immediately traceable back to the individual farm. PCSP Chairman Alderman Robert Smith said: “Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon PCSP is happy to be part of this pilot project and to be able to provide some support to local farmers protect their property using SelectaDNA.
Every marking kit and spray canister has a unique forensic DNA signature which is a series of combinations of A (Adenine), C (Cytosine), G (Guanine) and T (Thymine). The synthetic DNA used is short-chain, making it far more robust than human DNA.
The details of the code are recorded on a database so that a code found on an asset or person can be deciphered by a molecular genetic laboratory and identified back to a specific owner or location.
- Corrigan, Naomi (2011-03-29). "Crime fighting solution SelectaDNA piloted in Middlesbrough". Gazette Live. Retrieved 2011-04-12.
- SelectaDNA website
- A Spray of DNA to Keep the Robbers Away - NYTimes.com
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