GenómicaWHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF GENETIC FINGERPRINTING?

The high degree of accuracy and reliability provided by these analyses enables them to be used in important applications such as the acknowledgement of paternity, newborn identification, for the purpose of safeguarding the right of identity as of the very point in time of birth, adopted children, searches for parents, reuniting families in cases of migration, infidelities, testaments and inheritances, divorces and child custody, suspected child abuse, identification of crime suspects, etc.

Hence, genetic fingerprinting is used in forensic genetics for identifying individuals, the inclusion or exclusion of suspects by means of samples of blood, buccal epithelial cells, hair, semen, etc. Genetic fingerprinting is also used for identifying human remains, paternity/maternity or biological family relationship tests, family ancestry tests, etc.

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