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DNA Profiles as Tools for Identification

DNA profiles have been used in identifying criminals, establishing bloodlines of purebred dogs, identifying endangered species, and studying extinct animals. Can you think of other uses for DNA profiles?

Summary Introduction

To determine: The other uses of DNA profiles.

Introduction: DNA profiles maybe used as important tools for identification. Shorter nucleotide sequences known as short tandem repeats are used by law enforcement agencies to develop DNA profiles. Criminal cases use DNA profiles. Extinct and endangered animals can also be studied with the help of DNA profiles.

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The method of DNA profiling is based on the fact that there are small differences in the DNA of people.

The other uses of DNA profile are as follows:

  • • Diagnosis of a genetic disorder such as Huntington’s disease and its treatment can be done with the help of DNA profiles.
  • • Cystic fibrosis and hemophilia are two genetic disorders which can be diagnosed and treated with the help of DNA profile...

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