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Notable inventors: Dr. Alec JEFFREYS

Inventor of DNA fingerprinting, a technology that provides increased certainty in the identification of individuals.  The technology is used by genetic researchers, law enforcement agencies, and other authorities to settle paternity and immigration disputes.

Dr. Alec JEFFREYS
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Selection of PCT applications:
  • (WO 96/12821) Method For Characterising Variability In Telomere DNA By PCR
  • (WO 95/17522) Identification Of Simple Tandem Repeats
  • (WO 86/02948) Polynucleotide Probes
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