Can DNA fingerprinting be used to prove paternity?

Answer DNA fingerprinting can be used to determine any biological relationship, including paternity. The Center for Human Identification explains that "DNA paternity testing allows the direct examination ... Read More »

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How is dna testing done to prove paternity?

There are times when circumstances prevent a woman from knowing the father of her child. Or perhaps she does know but must prove paternity in order to receive help from the father. DNA testing wil... Read More »

When was dna fingerprinting first used?

DNA fingerprinting was developed in England in 1985 by Sir Alec Jeffreys. DNA was first introduced as evidence that same year, but it wasn't until 1988 when Colin Pitchfork was on trial for the rap... Read More »

What was the name of the method used for detective cases before fingerprinting?

Bertillonage, or anthropometry, was the method used prior to fingerprinting for identification of criminal suspects. This system, invented by Alphonse Bertillon in the late 1800s, used a series of... Read More »

DNA Fingerprinting and STR Analysis?

DNA fingerprinting refers to developing a DNA profile based on the analysis of genetic markers in a biological sample. Short tandem repeat (STR) analysis is a technique for evaluating specific regi... Read More »