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the procedure of taking inked impressions of a person's fingerprints for the purpose of identification

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Results of analysis of isolates and DNA fingerprint designations were reported back to the regional DNA fingerprinting laboratories on a regular basis.
Sometimes, an agency may experience a high volume of arrests and simply may allow some subjects to skip the fingerprinting step, but this occurs at a high cost.
Fingerprinting has taken the telltale images from more than 500 people, most of them potential employees for schools, day care centers and volunteer leagues that deal with children.
Courts around the world have admitted DNA fingerprinting -- more properly known as DNA typing -- as evidence in hundreds of rape and murder cases (SN: 4/23/88, p.
Following L-1 Identity Solution's successful integration of Identix Identification Services (IIS) with and into IBT, IBT is now the largest applicant fingerprinting service company in the U.
The use of DNA fingerprinting has led to important advances in understanding the epidemiology of tuberculosis (TB) (1-5).
And before long, job applicants will be put through the same procedure, according to experts across a number of fields who envision a relaxation of privacy laws and a blossoming of better, cheaper technology that will make it easier to use fingerprinting for instant background checks.
Despite its name, DNA fingerprinting has nothing to do with the marks on our fingertips.
By identifying individuals as definitively as do regular fingerprints, DNA fingerprinting promises to revolutionize the analysis of semen, blood, hair and other samples left by criminals.
The implementation of this software will contribute a significant step towards our goal of introducing fingerprinting for all visa applicants.
The capacity to differentiate Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain patterns by DNA fingerprinting has shown promise in tuberculosis (TB) control since this tool was first applied to outbreak investigations (1-3) and population-based studies (4,5) in the early 1990s.
individual hospitals may want to continue the practice of footprinting or fingerprinting, but universal use of this practice is no longer recommended.
It is envisaged that DNA fingerprinting will revolutionize forensic biology particularly with regard to the identification of rape suspects," says geneticist Alec J.
We believe that BlueCheck(TM) is the most cost effective mobile fingerprinting solution in the industry as it can be implemented with existing IT infrastructure and COTS PDA or laptop.
Fingerprints will be taken at the local level by live-scan fingerprinting.