Discuss the importance of DNA profiling in forensic investigations and paternity suits.
DNA evidence collected at a crime scene can provide evidence for a range of suspects. DNA evidence has also been used to solve previously unsolved crimes and to exonerate individuals who were wrongly convicted and imprisoned. In paternity cases, DNA profiling can match the DNA of a child to the mother and suspected father to prove paternity. The DNA fingerprint of everyone, except identical twins, is unique.