Created by John M. Butler
and Dennis J. Reeder (NIST Biochemical Science Division),
with invaluable help from Jan Redman, Christian Ruitberg and Michael Tung
Site creators' curriculum vitaes available using links above.
*Partial support for the design and maintenance of this website is being provided by The National Institute of Justice through the NIST Law Enforcement Standards Office.*
Forensic STR Information
Null Alleles - discordance observed between STR kits
STR Reference List - now 3687 references
Other DNA Marker Information and Non-Human DNA Resources
Lab Resources and Tools
Applications for STR Typing in Human Identity Testing and DNA Diagnostics
Forensic DNA Casework
Parentage and Kinship Testing: paternity testing, immigration issues, inheritance claims
Genetic Genealogy & Answering Historical Questions
Authenticating Human Cell Lines
Detecting Genetic Chimeras
Monitoring Needle Sharing
Detecting Cancer Tumors
Mapping Genetic Diseases
Examining Human Population Diversity
Frequently updated information.
*Last updated 11/09/15 [see recent updates]
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