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Pentagon Looks to Dna from Plants to Foil Electronic Component Counterfeiters

Authenticating components

One approach to authenticating electronic components, developed by Applied DNA Sciences, is to give each one a unique marker containing plant DNA.

Credit: Applied DNA Sciences

Counterfeit electronics embedded in missile guidance systems and hundred-million-dollar aircraft have become a serious problem for the U.S. military and its contractors.

From Scientific American
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