Can simple population genetic models reconcile partial match frequencies observed in large forensic databases?

Abstract

A recent study of partial matches in the Arizona offender database of DNA profiles has revealed a large number of nine and ten locus matches. I use simple models that incorporate the product rule, population substructure, and relatedness to predict the expected number of matches in large databases. I find that there is a relatively narrow window of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12041-008-0016-4

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