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Indian Journal of Human Genetics
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Society of Human Genetics
ISSN: 0971-6866
EISSN: 0971-6866
Vol. 13, No. 3, 2007, pp. 88-92
Bioline Code: hg07021
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Human Genetics, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2007, pp. 88-92

 en DNA profiling: Social, legal, or biological parentage
Sharma, A.K.


DNA profiling in forensic casework is based on comparison of the results of biological evidence with direct reference samples of the individual concerned or with indirect references of his close blood relatives. The selection of reference samples for analysis is crucial to the success of a case; it not only depends on the authenticity of the reference samples, but also on the authenticity of the biological relation of the donors with the person in question. There are situations when the social or legal relationship is not the biological one and there is a need to educate investigating officers, forensic analysts, and the judiciary about the associated problems.

ARTs, biological, DNA, legal, parentage, reference samples

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