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Truth MachineThe Contentious History of DNA Fingerprinting$
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Michael Lynch, Simon A. Cole, and Ruth McNally

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226498065

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226498089.001.0001

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DNA Profiling Techniques

DNA Profiling Techniques

(p.24) Interlude A DNA Profiling Techniques
Truth Machine
University of Chicago Press

This chapter discusses issues related to DNA profiling techniques. It explains that DNA analysis is widely regarded as the “ultimate method of biological individualization” and explains the key differences between DNA analysis for forensics and DNA analysis for the Human Genome Project. The chapter discusses the different DNA typing systems, including polymerase chain reaction and another based on a kind of length variation called “restriction fragment length polymorphism.”

Keywords:   DNA profiling, DNA analysis, biological individualization, forensics, Human Genome Project, polymerase chain reaction, RFLP

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