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genetic fingerprinting

Origin of genetic fingerprinting
First recorded in 1985-90
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genetic fingerprint, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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the analysis of a small amount of genetic material from a blood or cellular sample, which is unique per individual as a fingerprint is, as an aid to identification; also called DNA profiling , genetic profiling

See DNA profiling

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