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In 1984, Alec Jeffreys discovered the technique of genetic fingerprinting in a laboratory in the Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester. 30 years later, that discovery has proven to be not just something for human identification but for identification itself. DNA fingerprinting and subsequently DNA profiling have revolutionised the field of forensic science and the way paternity and immigration disputes are resolved.

30th Anniversary of DNA Fingerprinting University of Leicester

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In 1984, Alec Jeffreys discovered the technique of genetic fingerprinting in a laboratory in the Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester. 30 years later, that discovery has proven to be not just something for human identification but for identification itself. DNA fingerprinting and subsequently DNA profiling have revolutionised the field of forensic science and the way paternity and immigration disputes are resolved.

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