After the Ghana immigration case, Alec Jeffreys
Interviewee: Alec Jeffreys. Alec Jeffreys talks about DNA fingerprinting after the Ghana case. (DNAi Location: Applications > Human Identification > Family > After Ghana)
The floodgates just opened, because of course this was extensively covered in the media. And what we hadn't realized, just how many immigrant families there were out there, you know, where the husband in this family couldn't get his wife and kids in from abroad because they hadn't got the documentary evidence. I mean literally thousands and thousands and thousands of families trapped in a queue. So within, as soon as that news broke, that here was a molecular geneticist gives you the answer, you can sort this out, the floodgates just opened up. We were inundated, I mean just calls pouring into the University. Remember at this time the only lab in the world that could do this was this lab here, which was basically me and a part-time technician. I mean it was just impossible, I mean great fun, but absolutely shattering.
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15108. Results of the Ghana Immigration case, Alec Jeffreys
Alec Jeffreys talks about the resolution of the Ghana case.
London Times article announcing the verdict of the case of Sarbah vs. Home Office (Ghana Immigration Case, 1985
15107. The Ghana Immigration case, Alec Jeffreys
Alec Jeffreys talks about the difficulties of the case.
Shepherd's Bush Hammersmith Gazette article on the case of Sarbah vs. Home Office (Ghana Immigration Case, 1985
15110. The first murder case, Alec Jeffreys
Alec Jeffreys talks about the first murder case.
15105. First reactions to DNA fingerprinting, Alec Jeffreys
Alec Jeffreys talks about other scientists' reactions to his method.
15102. Using tandem repeats for DNA fingerprinting, Alec Jeffreys
Alec Jeffreys (the "inventor" of DNA fingerprinting) explains repeats.
15106. Naming "DNA fingerprinting"
Alec Jeffreys talks about how he came up with the name.
15587. Alec Jeffreys
An image of Alec Jeffreys.
15103. The first DNA fingerprint, Alec Jeffreys
Alec Jeffreys talks about making his first DNA fingerprint.