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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He should reflect on how genetic fingerprinting yesterday finally brought to justice Ron Castree, who killed a young girl for sex then let an innocent man serve 16 years for the crime.
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THE inventor of genetic fingerprinting, Sir Alec Jeffreys, said yesterday that he supported a database of identifying DNA for every British citizen.