, Volume 117, Issue 4, pp 248-249
Date: 21 Jun 2003

Evaluating forensic DNA mixtures with contributors of different structured ethnic origins: a computer software

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Abstract

The effect of a structured population on the likelihood ratio of a DNA mixture has been studied by the current authors and others. In practice, contributors of a DNA mixture may belong to different ethnic/racial origins, a situation especially common in multi-racial countries such as the USA and Singapore. We have developed a computer software which is available on the web for evaluating DNA mixtures in multi-structured populations. The software can deal with various DNA mixture problems that cannot be handled by the methods given in a recent article of Fung and Hu.