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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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No one was ever convicted of the killings but now new advances in DNA forensic testing mean police are reviewing the case and hope to get a genetic fingerprint of the killer from evidence kept in storage over the past three decades.
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A genetic fingerprint could solve the 21-year-old murder mystery of teenagers Christine Eadie and Helen Scott.
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Experts have carried out DNA genetic fingerprint tests on the 30-year- old French former hospital porter.
Charles Chiu, MD, PhD, led a team that detected the genetic fingerprints of Ebola in stored blood samples from two African patients who had acute hemorrhagic fever, completing the diagnosis within five hours of opening the samples.