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What does DNA fingerprinting require?

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To get your DNA fingerprint, you would give a sample of cells from your body. This can come from a swab inside your mouth, from your skin, the roots of your hair, or your saliva, sweat, or other body fluids. Blood is usually the easiest way. Lab workers treat the sample with chemicals to separate the DNA, which is then dissolved in water.

From: What Is DNA Fingerprinting? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Library of Medicine, Genetics Home Reference: “What is DNA?”

Wellcome Genome Campus: “What is a DNA Fingerprint/What is gel electrophoresis?”

University of Leicester (UK), department of genetics and genome biology: “Genetic fingerprinting explained / A beginner’s guide to DNA fingerprinting.”

Proceedings (Baylor University Medical Center): “Discovery, development, and current applications of DNA identity testing.”

University of North Carolina Medical Center: “DNA Fingerprinting Assays for Evaluating Marrow Engraftment and Chimerism.”

National Institute of Justice: “DNA Evidence: Basics of Analyzing.”

Arizona State University School of Life Sciences: “Ask a biologist -- Agarose gel electrophoresis.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 31, 2018

SOURCES:

National Library of Medicine, Genetics Home Reference: “What is DNA?”

Wellcome Genome Campus: “What is a DNA Fingerprint/What is gel electrophoresis?”

University of Leicester (UK), department of genetics and genome biology: “Genetic fingerprinting explained / A beginner’s guide to DNA fingerprinting.”

Proceedings (Baylor University Medical Center): “Discovery, development, and current applications of DNA identity testing.”

University of North Carolina Medical Center: “DNA Fingerprinting Assays for Evaluating Marrow Engraftment and Chimerism.”

National Institute of Justice: “DNA Evidence: Basics of Analyzing.”

Arizona State University School of Life Sciences: “Ask a biologist -- Agarose gel electrophoresis.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 31, 2018

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