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DNA Gun

DNA gun that can invisibly tag criminals for weeks after a riot. A innovative new tagging system using a gun and DNA pellets could make it easier for police to mark the cards of even the most volatile criminal. Unlike a taser or gun that fires real bullets, the weapon won't hurt a suspect or render them incapacitated so that officers can pounce. Instead, it will enable police to stay at a safe distance during trouble and identify criminals and arrest criminals days or even weeks after an incident. The gun comes in both pistol and shotgun form, with the power to fire 20 shots in one session.

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by thatdude420

submitted January 26th 2013

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my dna gun is bigger
5 years ago
photo please
5 years ago
i fucking hope this is fake.
5 years ago
nope:

The gene gun was originally a Crosman air pistol modified to fire dense tungsten particles. It was invented by John C Sanford, Ed Wolf and Nelson Allen at Cornell, and Ted Klein of DuPont, between 1983 and 1986. The original target was onions (chosen for their large cell size) and it was used to deliver particles coated with a marker gene.[1] Genetic transformation was then proven when the onion tissue expressed the gene.

The earliest custom manufactured gene guns (fabricated by Nelson Allen) used a 22 caliber nail gun cartridge to propel an extruded polyethylene cylinder (bullet) down a 22 cal. Douglas barrel. A droplet of the tungsten powder and genetic material was placed on the bullet and shot down the barrel at a lexan "stopping" disk with a petri dish below. The bullet welded to the disk and the genetic information blasted into the sample in the dish with a doughnut effect (devastation in the middle, a ring of good transformation and little around the edge). The gun was connected to a vacuum pump and was under vacuum while firing. The early design was put into limited production by a Rumsey-Loomis (a local machine shop then at Mecklenburg Rd in Ithaca, NY, USA). Later the design was refined by removing the "surge tank" and changing to nonexplosive propellants. DuPont added a plastic extrusion to the exterior to visually improve the machine for mass production to the scientific community. Biorad contracted with Dupont to manufacture and distribute the device. Improvements include the use of helium propellant and a multi-disk-collision delivery mechanism. Other heavy metals such as gold and silver are also used. Gold may be favored because it has better uniformity than tungsten and tungsten can be toxic to cells, but its use may be limited due to availability and cost.
5 years ago
* DushanMandik waves hello to Brave New World and 1984 *
5 years ago
this is one of my favorite things about people bellyaching about 'banning guns' and shit when they really should be mad about crap like this...
dont take our precious guns!! take away all of our other rights tho we dont care!!!
ive actually had idiots try to say to me that they dont mind government snooping and such because they have 'nothing to hide'.. like that magically makes it ok...
yet try and make it more difficult for a crazy person to get a gun... OMG NO!!!
5 years ago
Don't try to take my guns, and leave me the fuck alone

-George Washington

Merika, FUCK YEAH!
5 years ago
Uh, Oster? Did you actually read the rest of that article? Because it's about using those tungsten balls to deliver DNA into the cells of a plant, and the thing that does it is the size of a dresser.

It is NOT this gun.
5 years ago
I read it after i posted it. hence my stfu.
5 years ago
looks like a fucking toy
5 years ago
It shoots Nerf DNA pellets.
5 years ago
My dna gun can shoot more shots than that thing.
5 years ago
NWO :/
5 years ago
shutup
5 years ago
I didn't get how it worked until I saw the last picture.
5 years ago
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