The Rarity of Dna Profiles.

  • B. S. Weir
  • Published 2007 in The annals of applied statistics


It is now widely accepted that forensic DNA profiles are rare, so it was a surprise to some people that different people represented in offender databases are being found to have the same profile. In the first place this is just an illustration of the birthday problem, but a deeper analysis must take into account dependencies among profiles caused by family or population membership.

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@article{Weir2007TheRO, title={The Rarity of Dna Profiles.}, author={B. S. Weir}, journal={The annals of applied statistics}, year={2007}, volume={1 2}, pages={358-370} }