Testing for kinship in a subdivided population

Forensic Sci Int. 2003 Aug 12;135(2):105-9. doi: 10.1016/s0379-0738(03)00168-3.


The effect of population subdivision on the determination of kinship of any two persons is investigated in this paper. Expressions of the joint genotype probabilities and likelihood ratios on kinship testing are reported. Two real cases are analysed using the Hong Kong Chinese population data and the Spanish data. Various kinds of relationships are investigated for illustration.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • DNA Fingerprinting / methods
  • Family*
  • Gene Frequency
  • Genetic Linkage*
  • Genetics, Population*
  • Genotype
  • Hong Kong
  • Humans
  • Likelihood Functions
  • Male
  • Models, Genetic*
  • Paternity
  • Pedigree
  • Spain