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).


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!