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Issues Investigation (DNA Fingerprinting)

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An issues investigation on "Newborns should be DNA fingerprinted upon birth" (SUMMATIVE)

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Biology Genetics DNA Forensic genetics Molecular biology Biotechnology Applied genetics Genetic testing DNA profiling Newborn screening Forensic science DNA database
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Biology Genetics DNA Forensic genetics Molecular biology Biotechnology Applied genetics Genetic testing DNA profiling Newborn screening Forensic science DNA database
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Babies of only 6 hours old can now have their fingerprints taken with limited accuracy, which could be used to identify missing children and help with clinical records for vaccinations. But the technology is unnerving to some. DNA (or genetic) fingerprinting is a technology that was invented in 1984, when Prof. Sir Alec Jeffreys identified variations in the minisatellites (short sequences of DNA approximately 10-60 base pairs in length) which could be used to distinguish one person from the next. Within the clinical context, genetic profiling has many possible uses; simple and quick paternity testing, immigration applications, an identifier for clinical records, and criminal justice. However, the current limitations of the technology include; possible inaccu...
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