DNA fingerprinting


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DNA fingerprinting

DNA fingerprinting


n.
the use of a DNA probe for the identification of an individual, as for the matching of genes from a forensic sample with those of a criminal suspect.
Also called genetic fingerprinting.
[1985–90]
DNA fingerprint,

n.

DNA fingerprinting

The use of a sample of DNA to determine the identity of a person within a certain probability. DNA fingerprinting is done by analyzing repeating patterns of base pairs in DNA sequences that are known to vary greatly among individuals.
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Summary: Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], July 26 (ANI): An employee of the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) allegedly stabbed his colleague on Thursday.
O'Brien, an expert on DNA fingerprinting and chief scientific officer of the Theodosius Dobzhansky Center for Genome Bioinformatics at St.
ANDE employs a disposable plastic chip and a fully integrated instrument to perform DNA fingerprinting. Four basic steps are involved.
PulseNet's purpose is to use DNA fingerprinting techniques to link illnesses that are likely to have a shared cause, even if the cases are widely dispersed.
Basically, the technique of DNA fingerprinting is as follows.
CODE OF A KILLER ITV 9pm There is fear and tension in the community as the local teenager is released and everyone is introduced to the idea of DNA fingerprinting. Baker tells Prof Jeffreys (John Simm, above left) that they want to begin the world's first DNA manhunt, but will this science catch the killer?
He and four guests will answer the political problems of a live CODE OF A KILLER ITV 9pm There is fear and tension in the community as the local teenager is released and everyone is introduced to the idea of DNA fingerprinting. Baker tells Prof Jeffreys (John Simm, above left) that they want to begin the world's first DNA manhunt, but will this science catch the killer?
Baker is convinced the two cases are linked, and after reading about DNA fingerprinting in a local paper, he turns to Alec Jeffreys (John Simm, pictured) to ask if the technology could be used to prove it.
It's based on the true story of Alec Jeffreys' (Simm) discovery of DNA fingerprinting and its first use by Detective Chief Superintendent David Baker (Threlfall) while on the hunt for a murderer after a school girl is killed.
THE use of advanced DNA fingerprinting technology, which is used in forensic medicine for solving criminal cases, helped in detecting the first Ebola virus carrier in India who has been quarantined at the Delhi airport.
However, Sir Alec Jeffreys, a pioneer of DNA fingerprinting (and therefore a bit more knowledgeable on the matter than Edwards), recently came out against Edwards' finding.