genetic fingerprinting

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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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1984, in the meaning defined above

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