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NCJ Number: 249329 Find in a Library
Title: Considering Relatives When Assessing the Evidential Strength of Mixed DNA Profiles
Journal: Forensic Science International - Genetics  Volume:13  Dated:November 2014  Pages:259-263
Author(s): Duncan Taylor; Jo-Anne Bright; John Buckleton
Date Published: November 2014
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2011-DN-BX-K541
Document: HTML
Type: Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article reports on a demonstration of how consideration of relatedness to the person of interest can be incorporated into a LR calculation and how the same calculation can be used for familial searches of complex mixtures.
Abstract: Sophisticated methods of DNA profile interpretation have enabled scientists to calculate weights for genotype sets proposed to explain some observed data. Using standard formulae these weights can be incorporated into an LR calculation that considers two competing propositions. The current project provides a general formula that can be used in semi or fully automated methods of calculation and demonstrates their use by working through an example. (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Forensic sciences
Index Term(s): Ancestral DNA; DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid); DNA Typing; Mathematical modeling; Mixed DNA profiles; NIJ grant-related documents; NIJ Resources
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