DNA Fingerprinting

By: Sami and Hailie

DNA Fingerprinting

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
  • Forensic Scientist

  • Reporting Officer

  • Crime Scene Investigators

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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

News Summary

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.
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