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When was DNA testing discovered?

In 1986 was when DNA was first used in a criminal investigation by Dr. Jeffreys. 1986. The investigation used genetic fingerprinting in a case of two rapes and murders that had happened in 1983 and 1986.

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Also asked, who invented DNA testing?

Sir Alec John Jeffreys

Likewise, was there DNA testing in 1989? Powerful proof for this proposition lies with an extraordinary set of data collected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since it began forensic DNA testing in 1989.

Similarly, you may ask, when did DNA testing start in USA?

In 1987, Florida rapist Tommie Lee Andrews became the first person in the U.S. to be convicted as a result of DNA evidence; he was sentenced to 22 years behind bars.

What was the first case solved DNA?

He was the first person convicted of murder based on DNA fingerprinting evidence, and the first to be caught as a result of mass DNA screening. Pitchfork raped and murdered two girls in neighbouring Leicestershire villages, the first in Narborough, in November 1983, and the second in Enderby, in July 1986.

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