DNA fingerprinting is a forensic process that involves extracting DNA from the nucleus of cells and comparing the tiny differences between DNA found on evidence and any suspects. The technique uses results to prove wheth... More »

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Regular fingerprinting methods conduct tests and make records of finger and thumb prints of an individual, while DNA fingerprinting tests the deoxyribonucleic acid of a person, which is located within the nucleus of all ... More »

According to the U.S. Marshals Service, one of the earliest uses of fingerprinting for purposes of identification dates to ancient Babylon, about 4,300 years ago, when merchants used fingerprints on clay tablets to final... More »

Viruses may have DNA or RNA inside of their cells. However, viruses are not living and cannot replicate without the aid of a host organism such as a human. More »

The primary purpose of DNA is to store hereditary information within the cells of all living things. It is a molecule that encodes the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living orga... More »

DNA replicates so that new cells can be created; the replication allows old or damaged cells to create replacement cells that support the life of the organism. DNA replication permits the new cells to have the same genet... More »

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To obtain DNA for DNA fingerprinting, a sample of cells from skin, hair, blood, saliva or semen is collected. The white blood cells from the sample are broken open using detergent, and then the usable DNA is separated fr... More »

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