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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