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Sir Alec Jeffreys
|Born||9 January 1950
|Education||Luton Sixth Form College|
|Alma mater||University of Oxford (BA, DPhil)|
|Known for||Genetic fingerprinting|
Susan Miles (m. 1971)
|Thesis||Studies on the mitochondria of cultured mammalian cells (1975)|
Sir Alec John Jeffreys CH FRS (born 9 January 1950) is a British geneticist. He developed techniques for genetic fingerprinting and DNA profiling which are now used worldwide in forensic science. The information helps police detective work and solves paternity and immigration disputes.
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