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Native American population data based on the Globalfiler (R) autosomal STR loci

NCJ Number
Forensic Science International - Genetics Volume: 24 Dated: September 2016 Pages: e12-e13
Date Published
September 2016
2 pages

This article presents research into enhancing forensic data from Native American populations.


Native American population data are limited and thus impact computing accurate statistical parameters for forensic investigations. Thus, additional information should be generated from geographically representative tribes in North America, particularly from those that are not included in existing population databases for forensic use. The Globafiler® PCR Amplification kit was used to produce STR genotypic data for 533 individuals who represent 31 Native American tribal populations derived from eight geographically diverse regions in North America. Population genetic estimates from 21 autosomal STRs are reported. (Published Abstract Provided)

Date Published: September 1, 2016