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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Elaborating on the case, Lt Al Affifi indicated that according to the test results, 13 laboratories had identified the complete DNA profile of the first sample, and was a match to the DNA typing stored in their database.
Baby Alia has now been given the Muslim burial her mother wanted and police have a full DNA profile they hope will one day lead to identification.
Drugan said during her testimony that she was able to compare the DNA profiles of two other men, Everett C.
But not everybody is convinced that the project is a good idea; 60 percent of the respondents to our poll said that the government does not need to collect DNA profiles to protect the public.
Since then police have ruled out 1,500 possible suspects, including 800 men who were eliminated after the DNA profile of the killer was compared to their own mouth swabs earlier.
Dr Colin Dark, from the Forensic Science Service, said he was able to obtain a DNA profile of the killer after picking up a vital clue from the case files.
Now Notts Police say they have developed a DNA profile of the man who murdered Colette thanks to advancements in forensic technology.
The federal government and many states already allow DNA profiles of all arrestees, while other states, such as New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois and Tennessee, are considering similar plans.
The Corvallis Police Department maintains a DNA profile for the suspect.
In most cases there wasn't enough genetic material to generate a DNA profile, but Nobel prize-winning US biologist Kary Mullis has beaten the problem.
Those samples were sent to the Kern County District Attorney's Office crime lab, which determined that DNA evidence from the crime scene matched the DNA profile of Hazlett, detectives said.