Interpreting DNA mixtures.

  title={Interpreting DNA mixtures.},
  author={B. Weir and C. Triggs and L. Starling and L. Stowell and K. Walsh and J. Buckleton},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  volume={42 2},
  • B. Weir, C. Triggs, +3 authors J. Buckleton
  • Published 1997
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of forensic sciences
  • The interpretation of mixed DNA stains is explained in the context of likelihood ratios. The probabilities for the mixed-stain profile are evaluated under alternative explanations that specify the numbers of contributors and the profiles of any known contributors. Interpretations based simply on the frequencies with which random members of a population would not be excluded from a mixed-stain profile do not make use of all the information, and may overstate the strength of the evidence against… CONTINUE READING
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