Definition of genetic fingerprinting in English:

genetic fingerprinting

Line breaks: gen|et¦ic fin¦ger|print|ing
(also genetic profiling)


[mass noun]
  • The analysis of DNA from samples of body tissues or fluids in order to identify individuals.
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    • The development in recent years of so-called genetic fingerprinting has made samples of blood or other bodily fluids of perhaps even greater importance.
    • It uses genetic fingerprinting to identify tiny leukaemia cells from a sample of bone marrow.
    • On the heels of our growing ability in genetic profiling, it's a step toward enabling us to treat high-risk individuals and reduce the likelihood of cancer.

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