In the early days," he said, "you wouldn't have hung a dog on the quality of DNA fingerprints
we were able to produce.
A DNA fingerprint
is constructed by first extracting a DNA sample from body tissue or fluid such as hair, blood, or saliva.
Each bacterial substrain has a unique rep-PCR DNA fingerprint
, a molecular version of the UPC barcodes used in grocery stores.
29) Today, all fifty states have legislation requiring specific classes of convicted offenders to provide DNA fingerprints
for inclusion in both their state database and the FBI's Combined DNA Information System (CODIS).
The researchers grouped 1,359 TB patients into clusters according to their bacterial DNA fingerprints
These successful studies in three neurological disorders suggest that when specialized nerve cells die, they leave behind unique DNA fingerprints
characteristic of the cell of origin.
These DNA fingerprints
of natural selection appeared most strongly in gorillas and people.
First used in court eight years ago, DNA fingerprints
are a record of a person's genetic makeup.
tuberculosis isolates with matching DNA fingerprints
were epidemiologically related and represented recent transmission of M.
However, the panel recommended stricter standards to ensure the accuracy and proper interpretation of DNA fingerprints
as the technology becomes more widely used.
In this study, DNA fingerprints
that were based on IS6110 genotyping were used.
All the pelts' DNA fingerprints
matched those of either gray wolves or coyotes.
Similar DNA fingerprints
exist when two or more patients' isolates share an IS6110-DNA fingerprint
that differs by a single band (i.
Gill, Jeffreys and Werrett produced DNA fingerprints
from samples that might be available to a detective: 4-year-old bloodstains and semen stains on cloth.
The possibility exists that clusters that occurred over several years were strains that lingered in the community but were not detected in our study; we obtained DNA fingerprints
for only 55% of the cases in the community among nonhomeless persons and cannot rule out that possibility.