While this artist still can call this very real and in-your-face feat art, one very obvious next-step would be to replace grainy, blurry mug shots of criminals with recreations based on DNA from crime scenes, guided by security cameras to determine if any potential DNA source is available in a crime scene. Of course, it wouldn't work for every criminal (depending on what precautions they might have taken), but it certainly could prove valuable in combination with already existing forensic tactics in terms of raising awareness and tracking down suspects and potential witnesses.
/via +Marshall Kirkpatrick
Artist makes portraits from DNA found in chewing gum and cigarettes
Have you ever seen a wad of chewing gum on the sidewalk and wondered about the person who spat it out? Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg has done more than wonder. She collects errant hairs, cigarette butt…
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