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Forensic Sci Int. 2001 Jun 1;119(1):17-22.

Inferring ethnic origin by means of an STR profile.

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Forensic Science Service, 2960 Trident Court, Birmingham Business Park, Solihull, B37 7YN, West Midlands, UK. alexllowe@yahoo.com

Abstract

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.

PMID:
11348789
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