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6.07 Impact of Biotechnology

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anabel cruz

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Transcript of 6.07 Impact of Biotechnology

6.07 Impact of Biotechnology
DNA fingerprinting for criminal investigations
The FBI's Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) is the largest biometric database of criminals in the world. human have a distinguished pattern in their finger thathelps police identify a criminal
PROS
- DNA evidence used during a criminal trial can be used both as a means of convicting the guilty and exonerating the innocent.

- DNA fingerprinting for hereditary diseases can give medical professionals the information they need to help patients delay or prevent disease through intervention and lifestyle changes.

- Paternity can be established for peace-of-mind of children who want to know about their heritage.
CONS
- The accuracy of DNA fingerprint testing dependS on experience of lab personnel and equipment.

- DNA can degrade over time which would result in inaccurate information.

- DNA Fingerprinting databases infringe upon privacy and civil liberties.

- Inaccurate DNA results could convict an innocent person of a crime.


PERSONAL OPINION
i beleive that fingerprinting is extremely usefull and very accurate not only will it help criminals to get presacuted but free innocent people whoo have been charged
DNA fingerprinting for criminal investigation
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