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LONDON (Reuters) - The tattoo of the future may be good for your health rather than just your image.
German scientists said on Thursday that work on mice showed that tattooing was a more effective way to deliver a new generation of experimental DNA vaccines than standard injections into muscle.
"Delivery of DNA via tattooing could be a way for a more widespread commercial application of DNA vaccines," said Martin Mueller of the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg.
Originally posted by Toy_soldier
I just wonder if they'll be using this to vaccinate babies too?
A biocompatible radio-frequency identification (RFID) ink would allowprocessors to track individual cuts of meat or vegetables, allowing them to make speedy recalls during food contamination outbreaks.
Somark Innovations said this week it successfully tested its chipless RFID ink on cattle and laboratory rats.
"The test proved the efficacy of injecting and reading a biocompatible chipless RFID ink "tattoo" within the skin of animals," the company claimed.