genetic fingerprinting


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Recent Examples on the Web His subsequent conviction resulted from a new tactic in wildlife preservation: The genetic fingerprinting methods that have been so successful in the criminal justice system are now being used to solve poaching crimes. Gina Kolata, New York Times, "In Africa, Geneticists Are Hunting Poachers," 8 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of genetic fingerprinting

1984, in the meaning defined above

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“Genetic fingerprinting.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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