International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 120, Issue 4, pp 191–200

DNA Commission of the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG): an update of the recommendations on the use of Y-STRs in forensic analysis

  • L. Gusmão
  • J. M. Butler
  • A. Carracedo
  • P. Gill
  • M. Kayser
  • W. R. Mayr
  • N. Morling
  • M. Prinz
  • L. Roewer
  • C. Tyler-Smith
  • P. M. Schneider
Review Article

Abstract

The DNA Commission of the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) regularly publishes guidelines and recommendations concerning the application of DNA polymorphisms to the problems of human identification. A previous recommendation published in 2001 has already addressed Y-chromosome polymorphisms, with particular emphasis on short tandem repeats (STRs). Since then, the use of Y-STRs has become very popular, and numerous new loci have been introduced. The current recommendations address important aspects to clarify problems regarding the nomenclature, the definition of loci and alleles, population genetics and reporting methods.

Keywords

Y chromosome Short tandem repeat DNA commission ISFG Mutation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Gusmão
    • 1
  • J. M. Butler
    • 2
  • A. Carracedo
    • 3
  • P. Gill
    • 4
  • M. Kayser
    • 5
  • W. R. Mayr
    • 6
  • N. Morling
    • 7
  • M. Prinz
    • 8
  • L. Roewer
    • 9
  • C. Tyler-Smith
    • 10
  • P. M. Schneider
    • 11
  1. 1.IPATIMUPPortoPortugal
  2. 2.National Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburgUSA
  3. 3.Institute of Legal MedicineFaculty of MedicineSantiago de CompostelaSpain
  4. 4.Forensic Science ServiceBirminghamUK
  5. 5.Department of Forensic Molecular BiologyErasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands
  6. 6.Department of Blood Group Serology and Transfusion MedicineUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  7. 7.Department of Forensic Genetics, Institute of Forensic MedicineUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark
  8. 8.Office of Chief Medical Examiner, Department of Forensic BiologyNew YorkUSA
  9. 9.Institute of Legal MedicineHumboldt UniversityBerlinGermany
  10. 10.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK
  11. 11.Institute of Legal MedicineUniversity of CologneCologneGermany

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