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Answered Nov 01, 2019
Yes DNA fingerprinting has the same meaning as DNA profiling. DNA profiling refers to the process of determining a person’s DNA characteristics and other unique traits. This process is done for many reasons. Some of these include Criminal investigation: DNA profiling is done to compare the DNA of a suspect to that recovered from a scene of the crime to check the likelihood of an individual’s involvement in a crime.
Blood relation: DNA profiling can also be done to determine blood relationships between people. Research purpose: DNA profiling is also done for medical and research purposes. It is done to check the likelihood of the development of certain traits and much more. DNA profiling is also done in the study of plants and animals in fields such as agriculture and botany.
Yes, DNA fingerprinting is the same as DNA profiling. It can also be called genetic fingerprinting. DNA fingerprinting is a special process where scientists can take a sample of your DNA and break it down in order to be easily studied or compared to other DNA.
It is called DNA fingerprinting because it will be unique to only you in the same way that your fingerprints are uniquely yours (except in those cases where you have an identical twin). In this same way, it can be called DNA profiling because each person will have their own individual profile.