I perform Karyotyping and isoenzyme analysis in my lab, why is STR DNA profiling a better technology than other methods for authentication?
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STR DNA profiling is a method of human identification that allows for determination that the cell line was derived from a specific human – no two humans have the same STR DNA profile except for identical twins. Typically, karyotyping and isoenzyme analysis do not distinguish individual humans.