What is DNA and how can it be used to deter the theft of CIT?
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is the ultimate reality check. DNA is the genetic material that contains the instructions for the development and functioning of plant and animal organisms, and it is found in all living things. The structure or code of DNA is unique to the organism to which it belongs and can be used as a tag or unique marker to identify materials to which it is affixed. It is effectively natures fingerprint. Applied DNA Sciences has developed a unique form of SigNature DNA protection by developing a proprietary, patented method to create a marker or tag derived from botanical DNA, a 100% natural resource. This marker is mixed with the ink stored in CIT boxes. The tag enhances the effectiveness of the ink because DNA cannot be copied due to its enormous variability and provides forensic evidence the ink on the money is inextricably linked to the box. The DNA tag, unlike the ink released by the boxes, remains on the currency as well as on anything that has come in contact wi