DNA fingerprinting 25 years old

DNA FingerprintingProfessor Sir Alec Jeffreys uncovered the process by chance in his laboratory at Leicester University.

The technique has since been used to solve crimes and identity cases.

But it has also led to controversy over profiles kept on the national DNA database. "Innocent people do not belong on that database," he said.

The scientist stumbled across the groundbreaking development on 10 September, 1984.

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