Dna Fingerprinting Is Not All The Title

1533 WordsNov 27, 20157 Pages
What if you knew your own body has the potential to send you to jail? You would probably be more careful when going out in public and would probably start overanalyzing every aspect of your everyday behavior. However, this question is not a matter of your physical body having the potential to send you to jail through your actions. It is a matter of biological aspects of your body and how they can reveal secretive information about you. You may have heard the phrase “No two fingerprints are alike”. During fetus development, stem cells settle into unique ridges and valleys that make up what we perceive as fingerprints. The chances of these stem cells settling in the exact same location and pattern is extremely rare. Thus, our fingerprints are unique. This uniqueness allows the government the ability to identify an individual based on their fingerprints. However, fingerprints are not the sole method of identification in a case of blame; DNA is the true suspect. A new and rapidly advancing technology of DNA fingerprinting is not all the title entitles it to be. Many individuals would assume that DNA fingerprinting is the situation in which criminals or convicted individuals have their fingerprints recorded to keep them on file. However, this is not the case. DNA fingerprinting is when DNA evidence is taken from a person and matched to the DNA found on the crime scene or other suspected location. DNA fingerprinting doesn’t concern actual fingerprinting at all. In fact,
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