Genetic fingerprinting

  title={Genetic fingerprinting},
  author={Alec John Jeffreys},
  journal={Nature Medicine},
Southern, n.2 Used attrib. (chiefly in Southern blot, blotting: see *BLOT n.1 1 f, *BLOTTING vbl. n. 4) with reference to a technique for the identification of specific nucleotide sequences in DNA, in which fragments separated on a gel are transferred directly to a second medium on which assay by hybridization, etc., may be carried out. Genetic fingerprinting, the obtaining or comparing of genetic fingerprints for identification; spec. the comparison of DNA in a person’s blood with that… CONTINUE READING