A large-scale dataset of single and mixed-source short tandem repeat profiles to inform human identification strategies: PROVEDIt.

@article{Alfonse2018ALD,
  title={A large-scale dataset of single and mixed-source short tandem repeat profiles to inform human identification strategies: PROVEDIt.},
  author={Lauren E. Alfonse and Amanda D. Garrett and Desmond S. Lun and Ken R. Duffy and Catherine Grgicak},
  journal={Forensic science international. Genetics},
  year={2018},
  volume={32},
  pages={62-70}
}
DNA-based human identity testing is conducted by comparison of PCR-amplified polymorphic Short Tandem Repeat (STR) motifs from a known source with the STR profiles obtained from uncertain sources. Samples such as those found at crime scenes often result in signal that is a composite of incomplete STR profiles from an unknown number of unknown contributors, making interpretation an arduous task. To facilitate advancement in STR interpretation challenges we provide over 25,000 multiplex STR… CONTINUE READING