A method for quantifying differentiation between populations at multi-allelic loci and its implications for investigating identity and paternity

@article{Balding2005AMF,
  title={A method for quantifying differentiation between populations at multi-allelic loci and its implications for investigating identity and paternity},
  author={David J. Balding and Richard A Nichols},
  journal={Genetica},
  year={2005},
  volume={96},
  pages={3-12}
}
A method is proposed for allowing for the effects of population differentiation, and other factors, in forensic inference based on DNA profiles. Much current forensic practice ignores, for example, the effects of coancestry and inappropriate databases and is consequently systematically biased against defendants. Problems with the ‘product rule’ for forensic identification have been highlighted by several authors, but important aspects of the problems are not widely appreciated. This arises in… CONTINUE READING
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