Inferring ethnic origin by means of an STR profile.

  title={Inferring ethnic origin by means of an STR profile.},
  author={Alex Lowe and Andy Urquhart and Lincoln Foreman and Ian W. Evett},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  volume={119 1},
We report the use of DNA profiles from six STR loci for inferring the ethnic origin of a crime stain and discuss how such inference may be used as intelligence information to reduce the expected number of interviews to resolve a case. To enable this work, databases have been created for five British ethnic groups (Caucasians, Afro-Caribbeans, Indian sub-continentals, Southeast Asians and Middle Easterners) that together comprise 99.7% of the UK population. 

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