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[DNA typing (fingerprinting, profiling) has become one of the powerful tools for paternity/maternity testing, criminal identification and forensic investigation. It is also an important tool for evolutionary studies of relatedness in animals, insects, and microorganisms.]
[The application of transgenic technology to commercially important livestock is expected to generate major effects in agriculture and medicine. Three areas of development have been the focus of intensive investigation: (1) For improved desirable traits, such as increased growth rate, feed...
[A revolutionary event in biology and medicine occurred in 1996 when scientists at the Roslin Institute in Scotland succeeded in cloning animals from cultured cells taken from a mature ewe. Dolly is the first mammalian clone created by transferring the nucleus from an adult cell to an...
[The sequencing of the human genome is the cumulative result of nearly five decades of international collaborations. The Human Genome Project’s (HGP) sequencing strategy is a clone-by-clone or hierarchical strategy, first producing genetic and physical maps of the human genome (the first 5-year...
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