DNA phenotyping


Definition of DNA phenotyping

: the process of predicting an organism's phenotype based on analysis of a DNA sample especially : the process of predicting an unknown person's physical appearance and especially facial characteristics (such as eye, skin, or hair color) for forensic purposes (such as to identify criminal suspects or human remains) While DNA phenotyping by Parabon NanoLabs resulted in a rough sketch of a potential suspect, no tips resulted from the composite. — Jerry Falstrom

First Known Use of DNA phenotyping

1989, in the meaning defined above

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“DNA phenotyping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/DNA%20phenotyping. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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