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Allele Frequencies for 15 Autosomal STIR Loci on U.S. Caucasian, African American, and Hispanic Populations

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Author(s)

John M. Butler, R Schoske, Peter M. Vallone, Janette W. Redman, Margaret C. Kline

Abstract

A total of 700 DNA samples from 3 U.S. Populations were examined at 15 different short tandem repeat (STR) markers commonly used is human identity testing. this manuscript simply describes the allele frequencies observed with our samples, which were purchased from a commercial blood bank after receiving IRB approval. The Journal of Forensic Sciences has a section in each issue entitled For the Record where population studies such as this one can be reported in a simple fashion. Typically these reports contain only a brief material and methods section with tables of results. Population studies are important in forensic science to help demonstrate that STR markers are polymorphic and will help distinguish the various individuals from one another. With the 15 STRs used in our study we were able to individualize all 700 samples demonstrating that they were unique.
Citation
Journal of Forensic Sciences
Volume
48
Issue
No. 4

Keywords

DNA profiling, short tandem repeats

Citation

Butler, J. , Schoske, R. , Vallone, P. , Redman, J. and Kline, M. (2003), Allele Frequencies for 15 Autosomal STIR Loci on U.S. Caucasian, African American, and Hispanic Populations, Journal of Forensic Sciences (Accessed May 26, 2024)

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Created July 1, 2003, Updated February 17, 2017