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NCJ Number: NCJ 241093     Find in a Library
Title: GHEP-ISFG Proficiency Test 2011: Paper Challenge on Evaluation of Mitochondrial DNA Results
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Author(s): L. Prieto ; C. Alves ; B. Zimmermann ; A. Tagliabracci ; V. Prieto ; M. Montesino ; M.R. Whittle ; M.J. Anjos ; S. Cardoso ; B. Heinrichs ; A. Hernandez ; A.M. Lopez-Parra ; A. Sala ; V.G. Saragoni ; G. Burgos ; M. Marino ; M. Paredes ; C.A. Mora-Torres ; N. Modesti ; M. Aler ; S. Merigioli ; E. Betancor ; S. Pedrosa ; G. Plaza ; M.V. Masciovecchio ; P.M. Schneider ; W. Parson ; R. Angulo ; G. Chemale ; C. Vullo ; M. Sanchez-Simon ; D. Comas ; J. Puente ; C.M. Lopez-Cubria
  Project Director: Josefina Gomez ; .
  Journal: Forensic Science International: Genetics  Volume:7  Issue:1  Dated:January 2013  Pages:1 to 9
Date Published: 01/2013
Page Count: 6
  Annotation: The GHEP-ISFG Working Group performed a collaborative exercise to monitor the current practice of mitochondrial (mt)DNA reporting.
Abstract: The GHEP-ISFG Working Group performed a collaborative exercise to monitor the current practice of mitochondrial (mt)DNA reporting. The participating laboratories were invited to evaluate a hypothetical case example and assess the statistical significance of a match between the haplotypes of a case (hair) sample and a suspect. A total of 31 forensic laboratories participated of which all but one used the EMPOP database. Nevertheless, we observed a tenfold range of reported LR values (32-333.4), which was mainly due to the selection of different reference datasets in EMPOP but also due to different applied formulae. The results suggest the need for more standardization as well as additional research to harmonize the reporting of mtDNA evidence. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Forensics/Forensic Sciences
Index Term(s): Victim identification ; Suspect identification ; Investigative techniques ; DNA fingerprinting
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Type: Report (Study/Research) ; Test/Measurement
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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