Tuesday, April 29, 2008

antibody bar code

Hmm,interesting. A new way to fingerprint people based on antibodies. Everyone has a unique set of antibodies in their bloodstream, so if you could figure out this set you could have a fingerprinting technology. My guess is they basically try a whole bunch of different epitopes and see what sticks so to speak. Somewhat like an allergy test (actually very similar).

2 comments:

azgma said...

I'm not sure that would work, unless it was repeated every few years. Our immune systems are always creating new antibobies.

Gibbiex said...

Good point!