DNA-Based Kinship Analysis

Christopher Maguire, Michael Woodward

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Abstract

Relatedness between individuals and groups can be investigated using DNA markers. A child’s DNA profile is a combination of alleles passed down from the father and mother. This means that relationships can be investigated between alleged family members. DNA profiling is commonly used to test for potential paternity, parentage and sibship (whether people are related as brothers or sisters) relationships. In many forensic cases more complex relationships have to be considered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-6
JournalProfiles in DNA
Volume11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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