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International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 110, Issue 1, pp 5–9 | Cite as

Statistical analysis of data for three British ethnic groups from a new STR multiplex

  • I. W. Evett
  • P. D. Gill
  • J. A. Lambert
  • N. Oldroyd
  • R. Frazier
  • S. Watson
  • S. Panchal
  • A. Connolly
  • C. Kimpton
Original Article

Abstract

Data have been collected from 602 Caucasians, 190 Afro-Caribbeans and 257 Asians of Indo/Pakistani descent who have been profiled using a new six locus short tandem repeat (STR) multiplex. The data have been analysed by conventional significance testing methods: the exact test, homozygosity, and conventional goodness of fit to Hardy-Weinberg proportions. Frequency tables are given and the expected performance in British forensic casework is discussed.

Key words

DNA STR Statistics Exact test Wahlund Hardy-Weinberg British Population genetics Caucasian Afro-Caribbean Asian 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. W. Evett
    • 1
  • P. D. Gill
    • 1
  • J. A. Lambert
    • 1
  • N. Oldroyd
    • 1
  • R. Frazier
    • 1
  • S. Watson
    • 1
  • S. Panchal
    • 1
  • A. Connolly
    • 1
  • C. Kimpton
    • 1
  1. 1.Forensic Science ServiceBirminghamUK

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