Let's say we have a human man that was somewhat genetically modified from the very beginning (conception?) by a team of scientists, and is also a product of careful selective breeding. They did this hoping to produce a specimen that would certain physical characteristics such as superior size and strength, speed, vision, sense of smell, things like that that would result in a "perfect soldier" type of man.
Is it plausible that the team of scientists, like Craig Venter's team, could have installed Watermarks in this man's DNA that would show up on a DNA fingerprint? A DNA fingerprint done by the American FBI?
A user on this forum suggested this possibility in a former thread, so I mean no disrespect to that user by asking this question. I'm just interested in feedback from others. I am writing a novel and this is research for the story. Without getting too deep into specifics, I'm trying to find a way for the authorities to become alerted to the fact that this man is abnormal from other humans.
Any input greatly appreciated.
Basically, I am dipping my toe into the deep end of the pool. I know only the very basics of DNA fingerprinting and Genetic engineering, so technical language is hard for me to follow. I appreciate the answers very much but I'm still a little in the dark. Another user on this forum suggested that possibly "watermarks" might show up on the test, which is why I'm attempting to rephrase the question.
I have written a scene into my novel wherein my main character, a man that has been genetically engineered, unbeknownst to him, gets into a fracas with some bad guys and he wreaks havoc and escapes. The American FBI gets some of his DNA from the scene and works up a DNA Fingerprint on him, purely for the purposes of identification if they catch him. so, yeah, just like on CSI or whatever on TV. When the technicians complete the fingerprint, they recognize that something is different about this person and they contact the lead investigator to let him know. Perhaps they see some evidence of genetic modification or something that raises their eyebrows and they feel it's worth mentioning.
So, essentially all I'm asking is if that is at all possible, and what could they conceivably have seen in the fingerprint? If it's completely not plausible then I'll either delete the scene or rewrite it.