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the procedure of analyzing the DNA in samples of a person's body tissue or body fluid for the purpose of identification

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In the early days," he said, "you wouldn't have hung a dog on the quality of DNA fingerprints we were able to produce.
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.
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.