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The rich heirs would sue the fraudulent claimants to the ground before claimant would even get a chance to state his claim in full. (They would sue a legitimate claimants too if they estimate they have a good chance of winning. We already have this in current societies too). For how it would look like, simply look at current "intellectual property" ...


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Wealthy people are not wealthy. Their properties are controlled by opaque trusts and their children have nothing to claim. When they die their inheritance would be distributed according to their wills without needing to comply with any inheritance law.


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A retro-virus rewrites the DNA in all your exposed cells If you want to protect your DNA, you will undergo a treatment with a gene-altering virus, which will change the DNA of all your easily exposed cells (skin, hair, blood, ...) The changes will only alter parts of the DNA, which are not relevant to the function of these cells. But your true unaltered DNA ...


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The gene-editing machines won't work with black-listed DNA If we rephrase your initial question a little bit, to sound more like I have individual items X of high value, and a process Y which can create copies of X. How do I ensure unscrupulous persons won't use Y to create illegitimate copies of X? You could easily swap in X = "paper currency", ...


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Pandemic and Kill Switch Create a pandemic that targets the genes of certain individuals (perhaps tailored to an individual family) that makes them (or their offspring) sterile. Each family controls the "cure" to their family's sterility. It is "highly" illegal to research a cure into any family's sterility other than your own. Maybe, ...


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This is a legal problem rather than anything else. While today DNA is used to establish paternity/maternity, we already have legal exceptions. For example, several US states do not allow sperm donors (especially anonymous) to claim paternity rights if an insemination procedure was performed by a licensed specialist. UK law protects anonymous sperm donors and ...


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You really don't need to change all that much. In most cases*, biological relatives have no claim on your assets, unless you die intestate. So you make a will leaving your money to the people (or charities &c) you name. If you want to disinherit (adult) biological children or siblings, fine. With royal lineages, the problem has been solved long ago. ...


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Most of this is legal, not biological. Trust funds The wealthy stop owning their own wealth. They often don't, nowadays, for tax and other purposes. They carefully ensure that the funds then get transferred to their selected beneficiaries. "I'm the dead man's long-lost brother!" "Yeah, get out of here, he didn't own a cent, and you get ...


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Include kill switches within the genome of offspring. If the problem is simply that cloned offspring need to not be around, simply include some genetic kill switches in the genome. Unless the person gets a very specific and expensive chemical treatment regularly, one that won't be immediately obvious to someone scanning the DNA, they'll die a horrible ...


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A variation of Dutch's answer, which the lower nobles and the wealthy-but-not-so-much might find easier and more accessible to implement: when a child is born, implant a subdermal chip on them that contains identification data. If you wish to know if someone is legit, scan the chip. Less secure (chips can be cloned or stolen - though current real-life ...


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A pandemic-like shift in civilization would probably be necessary. The wealthy would likely start living in sterile environments with minimal to no contact between "unapproved" individuals, controlled disposal of everything they touch or use, and strict security protocols surrounding physical contact of every kind. This would likely result in the ...


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So if I understand your dilemma, you want clones to be able to legally claim the fortunes of the rich and powerful, but not so often as to completely wipe out the multi-generational ruling class. I have a few ideas. The government turns a blind eye to the assassination. The rich and powerful simply have many of these clones killed, and then bribe/lawyer-...


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Whenever they produce offspring, they certify it as "fruit of their loins" adding to their genome a unique key, which is produced in the same way as single use cryptographic keys are produced today for securing on line transactions. The public key is known, the private keys aren't, and are given by the two parents. Without the unique certification ...


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