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DNA fingerprint

Overview page. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation.

A set of DNA-based characters which are in a combination unique, or nearly so, to an individual organism. See also satellite DNA.

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DNA fingerprinting

Nigel Calder.

in Magic Universe: A Grand Tour of Modern Science

January 2003; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 867 words.

From parentage cases to facial diversity

The human genetic material in deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, can be analysed rather

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Fingerprinting: An Inversion of Credibility

in Truth Machine

January 2009; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 12310 words.

This chapter, which examines the inversion of relations between DNA fingerprinting and latent print identification, commonly known as fingerprinting, traces how DNA profiling went from...

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Fingerprinting and Probability

in Truth Machine

January 2009; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 2784 words.

This chapter investigates why latent fingerprint comparisons have thus far proved intractable to probabilistic analysis. It explains that forensic DNA researchers did not claim that DNA...

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Truth Machine

Michael Lynch, Simon A. Cole and Ruth McNally.

January 2009; p ublished online March 2013 .

Book. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 413 pages.

DNA profiling—commonly known as DNA fingerprinting—is often heralded as unassailable criminal evidence, a veritable “truth machine” that can overturn convictions based on eyewitness...

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A Revolution in Forensic Science?

in Truth Machine

January 2009; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 9766 words.

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the scientific revolution in forensic science. The book traces how forensic DNA testing attained such...

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