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Ink Delivers DNA

The journal Genetic Vaccines and Therapy reports that German researchers have found tattooing to be an extremely effective method for delivering DNA vaccines. “Vaccination with naked DNA has been hampered by its low efficiency,” said Martin Müller, of the German Cancer Research Center. “Delivery of DNA via tattooing could be a way for a more […]

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Tattoo Inks A Toxic Brew

As if the possibility of contracting AIDS or hepatitis from a dirty needle wasn’t bad enough, two chemists have just completed a study that found carcinogenic chemicals are being used as tattoo pigments. Researchers Ronald Petruso and Jani Ingram presented their findings at an American Chemical Society meeting in Atlanta, urging for more regulation in […]

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