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DNA, RNA, Chromosomes, and Genes

Genes

What is meant by a genetic fingerprint?

Just as a real fingerprint is used to identify people individually, a genetic (or DNA) fingerprint is a unique pattern of DNA sequences for each individual. (For more about how genetic fingerprinting is used, see the chapter “Biology in the Laboratory.”)



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