Y-Chromosome STRs

Y-chromosome STRs are demonstrating value in the forensic identification of male DNA from sexual assault cases. Other applications for Y-STRs include tracing paternal lineages to aid in missing persons investigations and historical studies and to help link families through genetic genealogy.

General Information

Commercial Y-STR Kits

Haplotype Databases



Y Chromosome Links

NIST Human Identity Project Team Y-Chromosome Work

Some of our presentations on Y-chromosome work at NIST (see http://www.cstl.nist.gov/biotech/strbase/NISTpub.htm for full listing)



Last Updated: 04/10/2014