DNA fingerprinting : the ultimate identity

by Fridell, Ron.

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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Clairton Public Library Non-Fiction 614.1 F898(DC)
Location  Clairton Public Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  614.1 F898(DC)
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Children Non Fiction J 614.1 FRIDELL
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 614.1 FRIDELL
Hampton Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 614.1 FRI
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 614.1 FRI
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 614.1 F
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 614.1 F
Discusses the discovery of DNA fingerprinting, the processes involved, its initial use, and its past and present role in forensic identification, conservation biology, and human genetics.
Two kinds of fingerprints
Early uses
DNA fingerprinting on trial
Use and misuse
Matching the criminal with the crime
Wildlife protection and world hunger
Where we came from, who we are.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 9-12. After breezing through a mini-lesson on the basics of DNA and genetics, Fridell adeptly moves to the 1980s, during which geneticist Alec Jeffreys and future Nobel Prize winner Kary Mullins individually, and almost simultaneously, connected two links of the genetic puzzle that made DNA fingerprinting possible. From those history-shifting discoveries, Fridell then takes readers on a lucid, emotionally charged journey to discern how the technique has been used in the courts to convict the guilty, free the innocent, and even inspire legal treachery. Fridell also takes a look at less well-known ways DNA fingerprinting is used--among them, in the protection of wildlife--and explains how it factored in determining Thomas Jefferson's lineage and in the investigation of Homo sapiens' first habitat on the planet. Fridell consistently gets right to the heart of his subject, melding scientific, forensic, and historic information in an easy-to-grasp, often eye-opening fashion. --Roger Leslie"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects DNA fingerprinting -- Juvenile literature.
DNA fingerprinting.
Forensic sciences.
Publisher New York :Franklin Watts,2001
Language English
Description 112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0531118584
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