DNA Evidence: Inferring Identity


The advent of DNA profiling had greatly enhanced our ability to determine the precise source of a biologic sample. This has found a variety of applications.

Keywords: DNA profile; forensic science; population genetics; FBI

Further Reading

Budowle B and Moretti TR (1999) Genotype profiles for six population groups at the 13 CODIS short tandem repeat core loci and other PCR‐based loci. Forensic Science Communications. http://www.fbi.gov/hq/lab/fsc/backissu/july1999/budowle.htm

Budowle B, Chakraborty R, Carmody G and Monson KL (2000) Source attribution of a forensic DNA profile. Forensic Science Communications. http://www.fbi.gov/hq/lab/fsc/backissu/july2000/source.htm

Evett IW and Weir BS (1998) Interpreting DNA Evidence. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer.

National Research Council (1996) The Evaluation of Forensic DNA Evidence. Washington DC: National Academy Press.

Wambaugh J (1989) The Blooding. New York, NY: William Morrow.

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Weir, Bruce(Jan 2006) DNA Evidence: Inferring Identity. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005452]