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  1. Content type: Research

    The analysis of human Y-chromosome variation in the context of population genetics and forensics requires the genotyping of dozens to hundreds of selected single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). In the present...

    Authors: Begoña Martínez-Cruz, Janet Ziegle, Paula Sanz, Graciela Sotelo, Roger Anglada, Stéphanie Plaza and David Comas

    Citation: Investigative Genetics 2011 2:13

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    There is substantial ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity among the people living in east Africa, Sudan and the Nile Valley. The region around the Nile Valley has a long history of succession of different...

    Authors: Hiba MA Babiker, Carina M Schlebusch, Hisham Y Hassan and Mattias Jakobsson

    Citation: Investigative Genetics 2011 2:12

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    In sexual-assault cases, autosomal DNA analysis of gynecological swabs is a challenge, as the presence of a large quantity of female material may prevent detection of the male DNA. A solution to this problem i...

    Authors: Séverine Vuichard, Urs Borer, Michel Bottinelli, Christian Cossu, Naseem Malik, Verena Meier, Christian Gehrig, Andrea Sulzer, Marie-Laure Morerod and Vincent Castella

    Citation: Investigative Genetics 2011 2:11

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  4. Content type: Research

    Koreans are generally considered a Northeast Asian group, thought to be related to Altaic-language-speaking populations. However, recent findings have indicated that the peopling of Korea might have been more ...

    Authors: Soon-Hee Kim, Ki-Cheol Kim, Dong-Jik Shin, Han-Jun Jin, Kyoung-Don Kwak, Myun-Soo Han, Joon-Myong Song, Won Kim and Wook Kim

    Citation: Investigative Genetics 2011 2:10

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  5. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Mutation models are important in many areas of genetics including forensics. This letter criticizes the model of the paper 'DNA identification by pedigree likelihood ratio accommodating population substructure...

    Authors: Thore Egeland, A Philip Dawid, Julia Mortera, Petter Mostad and Andreas Tillmar

    Citation: Investigative Genetics 2011 2:7

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  6. Content type: Methodology

    In recent years, phylogeographic studies have produced detailed knowledge on the worldwide distribution of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variants, linking specific clades of the mtDNA phylogeny with certain geogra...

    Authors: Mannis van Oven, Mark Vermeulen and Manfred Kayser

    Citation: Investigative Genetics 2011 2:6

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  7. Content type: Research

    Targeted re-sequencing is one of the most powerful and widely used strategies for population genetics studies because it allows an unbiased screening for variation that is suitable for a wide variety of organi...

    Authors: Moara Machado, Wagner CS Magalhães, Allan Sene, Bruno Araújo, Alessandra C Faria-Campos, Stephen J Chanock, Leandro Scott, Guilherme Oliveira, Eduardo Tarazona-Santos and Maira R Rodrigues

    Citation: Investigative Genetics 2011 2:3

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  8. Content type: Research

    Using DNA to determine an individual's ancestry from among human populations is generally interesting and useful for many purposes, including admixture mapping, controlling for population structure in disease ...

    Authors: Judith R Kidd, Françoise R Friedlaender, William C Speed, Andrew J Pakstis, Francisco M De La Vega and Kenneth K Kidd

    Citation: Investigative Genetics 2011 2:1

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  9. Content type: Review

    DNA analysis is frequently used to acquire information from biological material to aid enquiries associated with criminal offences, disaster victim identification and missing persons investigations. As the rel...

    Authors: Roland AH van Oorschot, Kaye N Ballantyne and R John Mitchell

    Citation: Investigative Genetics 2010 1:14

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  10. Content type: Research

    Brazilian Amerindians have experienced a drastic population decrease in the past 500 years. Indeed, many native groups from eastern Brazil have vanished. However, their mitochondrial mtDNA haplotypes, still pe...

    Authors: Vanessa F Gonçalves, Flavia C Parra, Higgor Gonçalves-Dornelas, Claudia Rodrigues-Carvalho, Hilton P Silva and Sergio DJ Pena

    Citation: Investigative Genetics 2010 1:13

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  11. Content type: Methodology

    Aquaculture is a globally important and rapidly growing industry. It contributes positively to the economy and sustainability of coastal communities, but it is not without regulatory challenges. These challeng...

    Authors: Sussie Dalvin, Kevin A Glover, Anne GE Sørvik, Bjørghild B Seliussen and John B Taggart

    Citation: Investigative Genetics 2010 1:12

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  12. Content type: Methodology

    Factors affecting the success of short tandem repeat (STR) amplification of poorly preserved samples are generally known, but as of yet, they have seldom been systematically assessed. Using two different maxim...

    Authors: Mikko T Putkonen, Jukka U Palo, Jose M Cano, Minttu Hedman and Antti Sajantila

    Citation: Investigative Genetics 2010 1:9

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  13. Content type: Methodology

    The ability of the Y chromosome to retain a record of its evolution has seen it become an essential tool of molecular anthropology. In the last few years, however, it has also found use in forensic genetics, p...

    Authors: Thijessen Naidoo, Carina M Schlebusch, Heeran Makkan, Pareen Patel, Rajeshree Mahabeer, Johannes C Erasmus and Himla Soodyall

    Citation: Investigative Genetics 2010 1:6

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  14. Content type: Research

    In the event of biocrimes or infectious disease outbreaks, high-resolution genetic characterization for identifying the agent and attributing it to a specific source can be crucial for an effective response. U...

    Authors: Craig A Cummings, Christina A Bormann Chung, Rixun Fang, Melissa Barker, Pius Brzoska, Phillip C Williamson, Jodi Beaudry, Molly Matthews, James Schupp, David M Wagner, Dawn Birdsell, Amy J Vogler, Manohar R Furtado, Paul Keim and Bruce Budowle

    Citation: Investigative Genetics 2010 1:5

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