Comparison of Different Methods for the Calculation of Indices of Paternity
The qualitative decision about paternity in trio cases on the basis of DNA multilocus profiles is no problem. If there are more than 1 or 2 exclusion patterns (band present in child, which is neither present in mother or alleged father), the putative father has to be excluded. The problems arise, if, in the case of a non exclusion, one wants to quantify the evidence for paternity. Different statistics have been proposed for this purpose. This paper discusses three of these statistics and demonstrates their application to real data.
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