genetic fingerprinting

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genetic fingerprinting

[jə¦ned·ik ′fiŋ·gər‚print·iŋ]
(forensic science)
A forensic identification technique that enables virtually 100% discrimination between individuals from small samples of blood or semen, using probes for hypervariable minisatellite deoxyribonucleic acid. Also known as DNA fingerprinting.
(cell and molecular biology)
Identification of chemical entities in animal tissues as indicative of the presence of specific genes.
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There are posthumous remains of 50 genocide victims in Podrinje Identification Project in Tuzla that have been identified based on DNA analysis and by their families, but families still have not decided for the burial, mostly due to incomplete skeletons,' noted Cengic.
The cost of sending the samples for the DNA analysis in the US compared to Bosnia might be somewhat more expensive, Nestoros said, however, "we need to see the bigger picture which is the money we have saved with signing an agreement with a lab that overall is less expensive.
The process of DNA analysis consists of (1) cell extraction, (2) DNA extraction, (3) PCR amplification(1), (4) electrophoresis to size DNA fragments, and (5) STR analysis to specify individual profiles(2).
Denton was part of a National Research Council team that wrote a key report about DNA analysis in 2009 for the U.
Under the procedure, the points of contention between the defense and the prosecutors were narrowed to the credibility of the DNA analysis.
While advanced technology, especially in DNA analysis, can help solve cold cases, several problems have emerged.
The Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods database consists of mtDNA profiles of convenience samples provided by paternity, university, and forensic laboratories.
Phil Davey, of English Nature, said: "It is impossible to tell the difference with the naked eye, but according to DNA analysis they are different.
Bermingham, "Mitochondrial DNA analysis of Mongolian popullations and implication for the origin of New World Founders," Genetics 142 (1996): 1321-1334; and Hiroki Oota, et.
This effort to develop a rapid DNA analysis system for forensics using microfluidic systems is being sponsored by the Department of Justice (National Institute of Justice, Office of Science and Technology, Investigative and Forensic Sciences Division's Program on DNA Research and Development).
The Nubian spitting cobra identified by Bangor scientist, Dr Wolfgang Wuster, using DNA analysis
Dogs as alternative intermediate hosts of Taenia solium in Papua (Irian Jaya), Indonesia confirmed by highly specific ELISA and immunoblot using native and recombinant antigens and mitochondrial DNA analysis.