DNA mixtures in forensic casework: a 4-year retrospective study.

@article{Torres2003DNAMI,
  title={DNA mixtures in forensic casework: a 4-year retrospective study.},
  author={Yolanda Torres and Inmaculada Flores and Victoria Prieto and M. Bel{\'e}n L{\'o}pez-Soto and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Farf{\'a}n and {\'A}ngel Carracedo and P Ib{\'a}{\~n}ez Sanz},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2003},
  volume={134 2-3},
  pages={180-6}
}
Occasionally interpretation guidelines from validation studies are difficult to apply to real forensic casework, especially in the case of mixed samples. Exogenous contamination, an unknown number of contributors or unbalanced proportion of each one in the sample and a varied degree of degradation of the biological materials, contribute to the difficulties in the interpretation of sample profiles. In this paper we have reviewed all the mixed genetic STR profiles encountered in our laboratory… CONTINUE READING

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