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Portrait of Alec Jeffreys in caricature style with D N A helixes in the background

Sir Alec John Jeffreys

Genetic Fingerprinting Inventor
Born: 1-9-1950 in Oxford, United Kingdom

Alec Jeffreys invented DNA fingerprinting, now the gold standard of proof of identity for law enforcement officials around the world. He also invented DNA profiling which has helped reunite families with long lost family members. Jeffries holds 6 U.S. patents.

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