Injecting Your Painting With Synthetic DNA Could End Art Forgery as We Know It

Watch out, art forgers: one company has released a tool that it claims could put an end to authenticity disputes for good. Over the past several years, institutions in both the US and the UK have been trying to figure out how to use DNA to solve the art world’s forgery problem. The objective: to develop a tamper-proof label or tag with a unique DNA signature that artists can apply to their work before it leaves the studio.

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