【护肤品使用也要谨慎了:美国中情局资助开发的护肤霜可获取你的DNA消息】

【护肤品使用也要谨慎了:美国中情局资助开发的护肤霜可获取你的DNA消息】中情局(CIA)开始对流行护肤品可能具有收集个人生化信息的能力感兴趣,它投资了一家化妆品公司以资助开发一种用来秘密获取DNA证据的护肤霜,执法人员可以使用这项技术进行犯罪现场勘察或进行药物检测。但这只是一种推测,而CIA究竟要做什么还是未知数。

Could cosmetics soon be used to track you? CIA funds beauty firm that makes face gels capable of collecting your DNA

  • Skincential's brand, Clearista, provides 'skin resurfacing' products
  • Uses technology that claims to painlessly remove thin layer of skin cells
  • The layer of skin contains biomarkers that can be used for DNA collection

The CIA is investing in beauty products that collect people's DNA.

Its venture capital arm, In-Q-Tel, has provided funding for San Francisco-based beauty firm, Skincential Sciences, according to documents obtained by The Intercept.

Skincential's consumer brand, Clearista, provides 'skin resurfacing' products designed to make people look more 'youthful', according to its website.

It endorsed by the likes of Oprah and a number of beauty bloggers on YouTube.

The product line is based around a patented-technology that claims to painlessly remove a thin layer of skin cells from the face to smooth it out.

The CIA is interested in this technology because that thin layer of skin contains biomarkers that can be used for DNA collection.

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It claims to only need a splash of water, a special detergent, and a couple of against the skin,

This will help the authorities more easily get data about someone's unique biological make up.

If they can use the technique to get genetic information more quickly, it could help them tracked down people faster in investigations.

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'I can't tell you how everyone works with In-Q-Tel, but they are very interested in doing things that are pure science,' Russ Lebovitz, the CEO of Skincential, told The Intercept.

'If there's something beneath the surface, that's not part of our relationship and I'm not directly aware. They're interested here in something that can get easy access to biomarkers.'

In-Q-Tel was founded in 1999 by former CIA director George Tenet. It's funding of Skincential has long been kept quiet.

It files required annual reports, but it keeps details of its other activities — such as its ties with cosmetic companies — largely a secret.

Besides skin care products, the firm also invests in computer and satellite technology.

Clearista itself was first developed as a tool for medical diagnostics, in detecting diseases such as skin cancer, before moving towards cosmetics.

链接:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3530607/Will-cosmetics-soon-used-track-CIA-funds-beauty-firm-makes-face-gel-capable-collecting-DNA.html


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