TITLE

How DNA fingerprinting works

AUTHOR(S)
J.S.
PUB. DATE
November 1994
SOURCE
Popular Science;Nov94, Vol. 245 Issue 5, p62
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the procedures in polymerase chain reaction and restriction fragment length polymorphism techniques in DNA fingerprinting.
ACCESSION #
9410313692

 

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