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    What are the uses of DNA "fingerprinting"?

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    Each person has a unique DNA fingerprint and it is the same for every cell, tissue, and organ of a person. It cannot be altered by any known treatment. DNA fingerprinting is rapidly becoming the primary method for identifying and distinguishing among individual human beings. For example FBI and police labs around the U.S. have begun to use DNA fingerprints to link suspects to biological evidence - blood or semen stains, hair, or items of clothing - found at the scene of a crime. Since 1987, hundreds of cases have been decided with the assistance ...

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    The expert determines the use for DNA fingerprinting.