Today's DNA profile

DNA fingerprints are also known as DNA profiles. They are now made using probes that detect differences in the number of short tandem repeats (STRs) between individuals.

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15583. DNA fingerprint (single locus probe)

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  • Source: DNAi

15582. DNA fingerprint

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  • Source: DNAi

15591. DNA profile

An image of DNA profile.

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  • Source: DNAi

15981. DNA variations

A DNA fingerprint is a profile of a person's inherited DNA variations, specifically repeated sequences

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  • Source: DNAi

15982. The first DNA fingerprint

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.

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  • Source: DNAi

15102. Using tandem repeats for DNA fingerprinting, Alec Jeffreys

Alec Jeffreys (the "inventor" of DNA fingerprinting) explains repeats.

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  • Source: DNAi

15988. Try the comparison

This is a simulation of Anderson's case. Match the DNA profile for yourself.

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  • Source: DNAi

15106. Naming "DNA fingerprinting"

Alec Jeffreys talks about how he came up with the name.

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  • Source: DNAi

15580. Marvin Anderson

Marvin Anderson was exonerated through the efforts of the Innocence Project using DNA profiling data.

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  • Source: DNAi

15587. Alec Jeffreys

An image of Alec Jeffreys.

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  • Source: DNAi