Coded / Episode 5
Erasing Your DNA
Heather Dewey-Hagborg never leaves a trace of herself anywhere. An artist and activist, Hagborg wants to make sure people understand the hidden secrets in the DNA they leave behind everywhere they go - and what people can do with them. She developed a spray that can mask your DNA wherever it’s left. Hagborg understands that her spray could be used by criminals too, but she’s convinced that as technology develops, it will be an essential tool to preserving our safety and privacy.