It is about as biologically intimate as one can get. Everence is a powdery substance synthesized from a sample of DNA, something as simple as a few thousand cells from a swab of a person’s inner cheek, or from cremated ashes. A small vial of Everence can be brought to a tattoo artist and added to any type of ink. The result: A tattoo imbued with the DNA of another human being — or, if you prefer, a dog, cat or other furry friend.
"Now You Can Take Them With You (and Also in You)" is from the December 09, 2017 Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Mike Isaac and narrated by Kristi Burns.