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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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Genetic fingerprints found in DNA have helped detectives in Northumbria solve high-profile sex crime cases, including the Sara Cameron murder and a string of cold-case rapes in Operation Phoenix.
We spend $6 billion a year masking and washing away our fragrant genetic fingerprints with cleansers, deodorants and perfumes.
But in the future, patients will receive treatment targeted to the genetic fingerprint of their tumour," the Daily Express quoted Professor Carlos Caldas, senior group leader at the charity's Cambridge Research Institute, as saying.
Criminal suspects are now being convicted based on a genetic fingerprint from their semen or blood even from a piece of hair or a tinge nail--that matches one found on a victim.
After many generations, the different villages developed their own genetic fingerprint, which can now be picked up by scientists.
Scientists have worked out the genetic fingerprint of the virus and he said: "We are in a position to motor on.
It allows experts to find a genetic fingerprint by "growing" it into extra copies suitable for testing.
Scientists who screened thousands of men with and without the disease homed in on a genetic fingerprint that seems highly associated with the disease.
Microscopic specks of dandruff and skin cells that are invisible to the naked eye can be used to obtain an offender's genetic fingerprint.
Scientist Louise Allcroft from the Sunderland-based biotechnology firm Complement Genomics shows off the latest in personalised Christmas gift - a necklace created with alternating bands of gemstones and silver in the design of your very own genetic fingerprint.
The entire genetic fingerprint and sequence of the swine flu virus will now be analysed to learn how the virus behaves as it infects individuals.
Police have a genetic fingerprint of Sara's killer taken from the crime scene