DNA profiling, DNA fingerprinting.
An image of Alec Jeffreys.
An image of DNA profile.
An image of Alec Jeffrey in 1989.
In 1984, Alec Jeffreys produced the first DNA fingerprint. DNA-based testing methods have evolved over the years, but they still use DNA repeats as the basis for building a DNA profile.
How a DNA fingerprint like this was made.
Alec Jeffreys talks about how he came up with the name.
Alec Jeffreys (the "inventor" of DNA fingerprinting) explains repeats.
Alec Jeffreys talks about making his first DNA fingerprint.
Alec Jeffreys talks about new uses for DNA fingerprinting.