DNA MoleculeShort Tandem Repeat DNA

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NIST Standard Reference Database SRD 130        [Recent Updates]

Serving the forensic DNA and human identity testing communities for over 10 years...These data are intended to benefit research and application of short tandem repeat DNA markers to human identity testing. The authors are solely responsible for the information herein. Please Rate Our Products and Services: http://tsapps.nist.gov/MSDSurvey/default.aspx?ID=5&DB=130

This database has been accessed >500,000 times since 10/02/97.  

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.*


General Information  


Forensic STR Information 


Other DNA Marker Information and Non-Human DNA Resources


Lab Resources and Tools


Applications for STR Typing in Human Identity Testing and DNA Diagnostics



Frequently Updated Frequently updated information.

*Last updated 11/09/15 [see recent updates]


Please send comments or suggestions for this database to John Butler at john.butler@nist.gov.


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