Paternity testing using Y-STR haplotypes: assigning a probability for paternity in cases of mutations
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- Rolf, B., Keil, W., Brinkmann, B. et al. Int J Leg Med (2001) 115: 12. doi:10.1007/s004140000201
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In parentage testing with male children, Y-chromosomal STR evidence is gaining more and more importance. In some cases, multilocus haplotypes of related persons can differ at a single locus due to a mutation. In this work, a likelihood approach is presented for the calculation of a probability for paternity under consideration of a single mutation event on the Y-chromosome. The new methodology is applied to two case examples.