Fingerprint Test Tells What a Person Has Touched

Aug 8, 2008 Full story: www.nytimes.com

With a new analytical technique, a fingerprint can now reveal much more than the identity of a person.

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#1 Aug 8, 2008
Have a finger in the pie?? They won't let this slip through their fingers.

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Since: Jul 07

San Diego, but now: The Woods

#2 Aug 8, 2008
"Smaller, cheaper, portable versions of such analyzers are probably only a couple of years away."

When they get cheap enough, parents can use them and say, "Aha! I knew you got into those cookies before dinner."

Just kidding. It sounds like a great ap.

The ethical considerations may be a mute point. If an employee has not given permission, I don't believe that any evidence of illegal drug use obtained from their personal work surfaces could be used to take action against them. However, a company that tested equipment owned by the company (same difference) and found such evidence should be able to request that employees that had access to said equipment undergo drug testing without revealing why they ordered the testing.

What really interests me are the future medical diagnostic possibilities.

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Since: Aug 08

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#3 Aug 9, 2008
TrilbyKat wrote:
"Smaller, cheaper, portable versions of such analyzers are probably only a couple of years away."
When they get cheap enough, parents can use them and say, "Aha! I knew you got into those cookies before dinner."
Just kidding. It sounds like a great ap.
The ethical considerations may be a mute point. If an employee has not given permission, I don't believe that any evidence of illegal drug use obtained from their personal work surfaces could be used to take action against them. However, a company that tested equipment owned by the company (same difference) and found such evidence should be able to request that employees that had access to said equipment undergo drug testing without revealing why they ordered the testing.
What really interests me are the future medical diagnostic possibilities.
"What really interests me are the future medical diagnostic possibilities."

I suppose they could check to see if you touched "cooties" before getting ill.

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