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September 10, 1984: First Genetic Fingerprinting Discovered

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Jeffrey Powers

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September 10, 1984: First Genetic Fingerprinting Discovered

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1984 – Alex Jeffreys of Leicester, England noticed and deduced that DNA is a unique item from person to person and could possibly be used to identify someone. Hence, Genetic Fingerprinting was born. Alex was originally working on a way to determine heredity of illnesses when he made this discovery.

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