Faculty Advisor

Adams, David S.


Because DNA fingerprinting is such a new and dynamic technology, many people do not understand the basics behind it and therefore panic when the topic of a DNA database is brought up, or fail to do their job as jurors. The purpose of this paper is to discuss this controversial topic for those that may not have an extensive background in biotechnology so that they can understand and accept the results of DNA fingerprinting. The authors of this project have concluded that DNA fingerprinting is a very powerful tool that when properly performed can be of great use inside and outside the courtroom.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology