Biology 12th Edition

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ISBN 10: 0-07802-426-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-426-9

Chapter 14 - Biotechnology and Genomics - Engage - Thinking Scientifically - Page 259: 3

Answer

DNA that's been amplified by PCR can be used in forensics, paternity testing, and evolutionary analysis. Amplified DNA is treated and cut up by restriction enzymes before being subjected to electrophoresis, which separates them out depending on mass. The pattern that is created from this process is used to identify people.

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DNA that's been amplified by PCR can be used in forensics, paternity testing, and evolutionary analysis. Amplified DNA is treated and cut up by restriction enzymes before being subjected to electrophoresis, which separates them out depending on mass. The pattern that is created from this process is used to identify people.
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