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Titre du document / Document title

DNA fingerprinting in the criminal justice system : An overview

Auteur(s) / Author(s)


Résumé / Abstract

DNA fingerprinting is a powerful technology that has revolutionized forensic science. No two individuals can have an identical DNA pattern except identical twins. Such DNA-based technologies have enormous social implications and can help in the fight against crime. This technology has experienced many changes over time with many advancements occurring. DNA testing is a matter of serious concern as it involves ethical issues. This article describes various trends in DNA fingerprinting and the current technology used in DNA profiling, possible uses and misuses of DNA databanks and ethical issues involved in DNA testing. Limitations and problems prevailing in this field are highlighted.

Revue / Journal Title

DNA and cell biology    ISSN  1044-5498   CODEN DCEBE8 

Source / Source

2006, vol. 25, no3, pp. 181-188 [8 page(s) (article)]

Langue / Language


Editeur / Publisher

Liebert, Larchmont, NY, ETATS-UNIS  (1990) (Revue)

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20381, 35400015326698.0060

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 17661963

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