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Definitions Edit

United Kingdom Edit

A DNA profile is "any information derived from a DNA sample."[1]

United States Edit

A DNA profile (also referred to as DNA type) is

[t]he results of DNA analysis, which determines the relative positions of DNA sequences at several locations on the molecule. The digital representation of a nuclear DNA profile is used for automated biometric comparison. [2]

References Edit

  1. Protection of Freedoms Act 2012: Draft statutory guidance on the making or renewing of national security determinations allowing the retention of biometric data, at 17.
  2. Biometrics Identity Management Agency, Biometrics Glossary, at 22 (Ver. 5) (Oct. 2010) (full-text).

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