Basics of DNA Fingerprinting

By Kate Brinton and Kim-An Lieberman

This page was created as a class project at the University of Washington to provide to the Internet basic information on the structure and function of DNA as it relates to DNA fingerprinting. This topic is especially pertinent in today's society because of the rising use of DNA fingerprinting as evidence in court cases.


Thanks to Professor William Moody and Dr. John Medina.

This web site was a class project, written in May of 1994. We are not DNA experts; this site represents the sum of our knowledge on the subject. We welcome comments but please do not ask us for further help or information (we have none to offer).