A company in Georgia s trying to replace DNA testsing with a means of finding out much of the same information. It would be a great tool for detectives, forensic experts and the military. No one expects it to replace DNA analysis, and representatives of the company suggest it is not meant to.
The new method analyzes antibodies. Each person has a unique antibody bar code that can be taken from blood, saliva or other bodily fluids. Antibodies are proteins used by the body to fend off viruses or otherwise clean the system.
The scientists say an antibody profile can yield results faster and more cost-affectively and be performed in the field with minimal training. National lab administrators have licensed the technology exclusively to Identity Sciences LLC in Alpharetta, Georgia.