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  1. DNA fingerprinting is used to diagnose inherited disorder such as Cystic fibrosis, Hemophilia, Alzheimer’s, Sickle cell anemia, Thalassemia and many more.
  2. Developing Cures for Inherited Disorders. E.g.: By studying the DNA fingerprints of relatives who have a history of some particular disorder identify DNA patterns associated with the disease.
  3. With the help of fingerprints of relatives who have the history of some particular disorder, or by comparing large groups of people with or without the disorder, it is possible to identify DNA patterns associated with the disease in question.
  4. As every organ or tissue of an individual contains the same DNA fingerprint, it is used in collecting data to identify causalities or person missing there in action.
  5. Another important use of fingerprints in the court system is to establish paternity in custody and child support litigation.
  6. DNA fingerprints are useful in forensic or criminal background, to link the suspects to the biological evidence- blood, hair, semen, etc at the crime scene.
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