May 26, 2005

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

Forensic Science International : Synergy
L GusmaõDNA Commission of the International Society of Forensic Genetics


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 a 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.

Mentioned in this Paper

Short Tandem Repeat
Y Chromosome
DNA, Mitochondrial
American Psychological Association
Genetics, Population
Gene Deletion Abnormality
Chromosomes, Human, Y
Gene Amplification Technique

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