By: Sami and Hailie
DNA fingerprinting is a test to identify and evaluate the genetic information—called DNA(deoxyribonucleic acid)—in a person's cells.
Careers that involve DNA Fingerprinting
- Assistant Scientist
Crime Scene Investigators
Pros and Cons
- Even the best DNA might not put names on the missing people
- Helps Law Enforcement Solve Crime’s
- DNA Molecule Provides Easy Access for Analysis
- DNA Fingerprinting leads to Discrimination
- The Worst Effect is Wrongful Conviction
- Possibilities for Error
In Canada there is a missing women found dead and the DNA fingerprints still have not identified the killer. Canada’s much-anticipated DNA data bank for linking missing persons with unidentified remains has a powerful new tool to identify the nameless and help put killers in jail. The Conservative government has also touted the data bank as a way to bring some closure to families of missing aboriginal women whose loved ones may, in fact, be dead – their unclaimed remains buried in unmarked graves.