DNA identification by pedigree likelihood ratio accommodating population substructure and mutations


“DNA typing is an important tool in missing-person identification, especially in mass-fatality disasters. Identification methods comparing a DNA profile from unidentified human remains with that of a direct (from the person) or indirect (for example, from a biological relative) reference sample and ranking the pairwise likelihood ratios (LR) is straightforward and well defined.”
Author: Jianye GeBruce BudowleRanajit Chakraborty
Credits/Source: Investigative Genetics 2010, 1:8