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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Forensic DNA profile is the result obtained from forensic DNA analysis on body sample or crime scene, providing a unique string of alphanumeric characters to provide identity reference.
She also confirmed the existence of the DNA profile on the first knot does not mean Appleby was the last person to touch it and she cannot rule out the possibility he handled it when the bag was empty or contained something innocent.
"Manipulation of any sort with the DNA profiles during the analysis was impossible," the court expert said.
This new EXT cartridge has the ability to generate DNA profiles from samples containing as little as 50 picograms of DNA, making it one of the most sensitive forensic DNA systems available.
The Philippines does not have a DNA bank although Aranas said the PNP had the capacity to extract DNA profiles and compile them into a database.
The DNA is a individual characteristic of each individual and is most important thing for identity of an individual, it said adding the DNA profile generated
But she pointed out: "The major DNA profile matched the DNA profile of Declan Gray.
So for those dealing with the loss of their faithful pet, DNA Art Gallery includes a tiny adhesive roller in the DNA Collection Kit to easily obtain a DNA sample to create a unique pet portrait made from their pet's unique DNA profile.
Lt Al Affifi also noted that all participating laboratories achieved 100 per cent match of the DNA profile on the first sample; however, identifying the DNA profile of the second sample that dates back 400 years represented a considerable challenge.
Now the Cold Case Unit is running her full DNA profile through the database for the first time.
A senior forensic scientist said the DNA profile of a burglar was found on the inside of the pensioner's bra.