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NCBI Bookshelf. This chapter describes the two principal kinds of genetic systems used in forensic DNA typing. Both take advantage of the great molecular variability in the human population, which makes it very unlikely that two unrelated persons have the same DNA profile.
- DNA fingerprinting in zoology: past, present, future
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- Use of DNA fingerprinting for human population genetic studies
Molecular markers for population genetic analyses in the family Psittacidae Psittaciformes, Aves. The selection of molecular markers for population studies is an important tool for biodiversity conservation.
DNA fingerprinting in zoology: past, present, future
Metrics details. The variation Jeffreys recognized has been used to identify individuals from tissue samples of not just humans, but also of many animal species. We review a broad range of such studies involving a wide diversity of animal species. Few developments in science, even among the subsequent genome discoveries of the 21st century, have the same wide-reaching significance. In individuals belonging to sexually outbreeding populations, the resulting multilocus DNA profiles are typically variable and unique to the individual. DNA fingerprinting was originally developed as a tool for human identification in forensic investigations [ 1 ], and later found application in immigration cases [ 2 ] and paternity disputes [ 3 ]. Moreover, the subsequent use of DNA profiling to establish the innocence of numerous convicted persons prompted a re-examination of the reliability of eyewitness evidence [ 4 ].
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Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. Characterization, or ''typing," of deoxyribonucleic acid DNA for purposes of criminal investigation can be thought of as an extension of the forensic typing of blood that has been common for more than 50 years; it is actually an extension from the typing of proteins that are coded for by DNA to the typing of DNA itself. Genetically determined variation in proteins is the basis of blood groups, tissue types, and serum protein types. Developments in molecular genetics have made it possible to study the person-to-person differences in parts of DNA that are not involved in coding for proteins, and it is primarily these differences that are used in forensic applications of DNA typing to personal identification. DNA typing can be a powerful adjunct to forensic science. The method was first used in casework in in the United Kingdom and first used in the United States by commercial laboratories in late and by the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI in
DNA profiling is a forensic technique in criminal investigations , comparing criminal suspects' profiles to DNA evidence so as to assess the likelihood of their involvement in the crime. DNA profiling has also been used in the study of animal and plant populations in the fields of zoology, botany, and agriculture. Starting in the s scientific advances allowed the use of DNA as a material for the identification of an individual. The first patent covering the direct use of DNA variation for forensics was filed by Jeffrey Glassberg in , based upon work he had done while at Rockefeller University in The process, developed by Jeffreys in conjunction with Peter Gill and Dave Werrett of the Forensic Science Service FSS , was first used forensically in the solving of the murder of two teenagers who had been raped and murdered in Narborough, Leicestershire in and
DNA fingerprinting techniques have been used in population genetic studies on many different kinds of organisms. Here, we present new applications for multilocus DNA fingerprint probes in population studies and demonstrate the applicability of DNA fingerprinting to human population genetics, using M13 phage DNA as a probe. The new approach, which is based on a factor method of numerical coding of non-quantitative data factor correspondence analysis-FCA , shows good agreement between population position, as indicated by the three principal factors, and ethnogenetic proximity.
Use of DNA fingerprinting for human population genetic studies
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DNA fingerprinting techniques have been used in population genetic studies on Mathew CGP () In: (ed) Walker JM Methods in molecular biology vol. 2.