DNA-Based Kinship Analysis

Maguire, Christopher and Woodward, Michael (2008) DNA-Based Kinship Analysis. Profiles in DNA, 11 (1). pp. 3-6.

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Abstract

Relatedness between individuals and groups can be investigated using DNA markers. A child’s DNA profile is a combination of alleles passed down from the father and mother. This means that relationships can be investigated between alleged family members. DNA profiling is commonly used to test for potential paternity, parentage and sibship (whether people are related as brothers or sisters) relationships. In many forensic cases more complex relationships have to be considered.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C700 Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry
F100 Chemistry
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2012 16:20
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2017 19:39
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5362

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