The Annals of Applied Statistics

The rarity of DNA profiles

Bruce S. Weir

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Abstract

It is now widely accepted that forensic DNA profiles are rare, so it was a surprise to some people that different people represented in offender databases are being found to have the same profile. In the first place this is just an illustration of the birthday problem, but a deeper analysis must take into account dependencies among profiles caused by family or population membership.

Article information

Source
Ann. Appl. Stat., Volume 1, Number 2 (2007), 358-370.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 30 November 2007

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aoas/1196438022

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/07-AOAS128

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR2415739

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1220.92044

Keywords
DNA profiles forensic profiles birthday problem population genetics relatives inbreeding

Citation

Weir, Bruce S. The rarity of DNA profiles. Ann. Appl. Stat. 1 (2007), no. 2, 358--370. doi:10.1214/07-AOAS128. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aoas/1196438022


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