Calculation of genetic identity coefficients.

  title={Calculation of genetic identity coefficients.},
  author={Kenneth Lange and Janet S. Sinsheimer},
  journal={Annals of human genetics},
  volume={56 4},
Genetic identity coefficients define the kind and amount of gene sharing between two relatives at a single locus. Non-recursive computation of these probabilities depends on cumbersome graph-tracing algorithms. Closely related to the identity coefficients are certain generalized kinship coefficients which can be computed recursively. The present paper clarifies some ideas of Karigl about how to relate identity coefficients to generalized kinship coefficients.