Relationship Inference With Familias And R: Statistical Methods In Forensic Genetics

Hardcover | December 31, 2015

byThore Egeland, Daniel Kling, Petter Mostad

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Relationship Inference in Familias and R discusses the use of Familias and R software to understand genetic kinship of two or more DNA samples. This software is commonly used for forensic cases to establish paternity, identify victims or analyze genetic evidence at crime scenes when kinship is involved. The book explores utilizing Familias software and R packages for difficult situations including inbred families, mutations and missing data from degraded DNA. The book additionally addresses identification following mass disasters, familial searching, non-autosomal marker analysis and relationship inference using linked markers. The second part of the book focuses on more statistical issues such as estimation and uncertainty of model parameters. Although written for use with human DNA, the principles can be applied to non-human genetics for animal pedigrees and/or analysis of plants for agriculture purposes. The book contains necessary tools to evaluate any type of forensic case where kinship is an issue. This volume focuses on the core material and omits most general background material on probability, statistics and forensic genetics Each chapter includes exercises with available solutions The web page familias.name contains supporting material

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Relationship Inference in Familias and R discusses the use of Familias and R software to understand genetic kinship of two or more DNA samples. This software is commonly used for forensic cases to establish paternity, identify victims or analyze genetic evidence at crime scenes when kinship is involved. The book explores utilizing Fami...

Dr Thore Egeland is professor of applied statistics at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. He is also affiliated with the Division of Forensic Genetics at Norwegian Institute of Public Health. His interest in forensic genetics began in 1995 when the collaboration with Petter Mostad started. In recent years the activity has incre...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:December 31, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:012802402X

ISBN - 13:9780128024027

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Basics
Chapter 3: Searching for Relationships
Chapter 4: Dependent Markers
Chapter 5: Relationship inference with R
Chapter 6: Models for Pedigree inference
Chapter 7: Parameter Estimation and Uncertainty
Chapter 8: Making Decisions