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What are the applications of DNA fingerprinting?

What are the applications of DNA fingerprinting?

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Asked by K. Tanaka, Last updated: Nov 01, 2019

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L. Cooper

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L. CooperData Analyst, MCA, Newcastle
Data Analyst, MCA, Newcastle

Answered on Nov 01, 2019

DNA fingerprinting is the process that is done to determine the genetic makeup of an individual through he use of bodily fluids such as: saliva, blood and sweat. The hair and other parts of the body can also be used. DNA fingerprinting has many applications. To determine blood relationship: In the case where you are looking for a loved one or you want to confirm the relationship between you are a person, DNA fingerprinting can help to prove blood relation.

Crime investigation: DNA fingerprint also plays a vital role in crime investigation. DNA fetched from a crime scene can be compared with that of a suspect to see if they are guilty of the crime or not. Medicine practice: In medicine, DNA fingerprinting is important in the case of organ donation. It is also used to check for certain disease possibilities in intending couples.

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B. Rickets

B. Rickets

Answered on Jan 08, 2019

There are a few different possible applications of DNA fingerprinting. This includes situations where you are searching for a lost relative or trying to find an absent parent. You can compare your DNA fingerprint to theirs and it will be able to prove that you are related.

This is how paternity and maternity tests are completed. The process is very precise and incredibly dependable. This can also be used in cases where you commit a crime and leave your DNA at the crime scene. This can include DNA from blood, saliva, sweat, and even a hair that is left behind.

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