Could you have a non-contact scanner for DNA?

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Could you have a non-contact scanner for DNA?
« on: 18/10/2009 16:30:03 »
Liam asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Could you ever use some kind of scanner to scan someone for their DNA without physically touching them?

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Could you have a non-contact scanner for DNA?
« Reply #1 on: 18/10/2009 16:46:50 »
A DNA "fingerprint" could be obtained from personal items, e.g. clothing, toothbrush.