LFTDI Article on Estimating the Number of Contributors using Allele Counting Published in Legal Medicine

Drs. Grgicak and Lun along with Sarah E. Norsworthy publish an article entitled “Determining the number of contributors to DNA mixtures in the low-template regime: Exploring the impacts of sampling and detection effects” in Legal Medicine (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.legalmed.2018.02.001)

In it LFTDI team-members evaluate the effects of information content in the forensic electropherogram on the  ability to discern the number of contributors that comprise an unknown or evidence sample using counting methods.

We show that capturing all of the information has positive impacts on inference while allele counting methods lead to underestimations.

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