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This 9/11 first responder had his family's DNA tattooed into his skin so that he's never alone while undergoing chemotherapy

5 monthes ago   |   By Chron

Ian Shiver / Everence
Johnny Walker was working for the NYPD on September 11 , 2001. Today, he has stage 4 colon cancer.
Scientists studying 9/11 survivors say they have higher rates of many kinds of cancer , including breast, cervical, colon, and lung.
Walker had his family's DNA mixed into red tattoo ink used on his arm to keep them close during treatment.
The DNA extraction technique was developed by a company called Everence , which can turn hair, ash, grass, sand or any other material into a microencapsulated powder that tattoo artists can mix into their inks.
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