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Paternity: the fact of being a father or connected with being a father

Physical map: A map of the locations of identifiable landmarks on DNA. Distance is measured in base pairs

Polymorphism: Difference in DNA sequence among individuals. Genetic variations occuring in more than 1% of a population would be considered useful polymorphisms for linkage analysis

Pregnancy: the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus

Profiling: the activity of collecting information about someone, especially a criminal, in order to give a description of them

Protein: A large molecule composed of one or more chains of amino acids in a specific order; the order is determined by the base sequence of nuceotides in the gene coding for the protein. Proteins are required for the structure, function, and regulation of the body cells, tissues, organs, and each protein has unique functions

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