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  1. Content type: Research

    Mitochondrial DNA analysis is typically applied to degraded skeletal remains and telogen or rootless hairs. Data on the application of the method to very small hairs less than 0.5 cm from an age-matched and -c...

    Authors: Terry Melton, Gloria Dimick, Bonnie Higgins, Michele Yon and Charity Holland

    Citation: Investigative Genetics 2012 3:12

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  2. Content type: Methodology

    The September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon increased the concern about the potential for terrorist attacks on many vulnerable sectors of the US, including agriculture. The concen...

    Authors: Stephanie M Rogers, Mark Payton, Robert W Allen, Ulrich Melcher, Jesse Carver and Jacqueline Fletcher

    Citation: Investigative Genetics 2012 3:10

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  3. Content type: Methodology

    Traditional PCR methods for forensic STR genotyping require approximately 2.5 to 4 hours to complete, contributing a significant portion of the time required to process forensic DNA samples. The purpose of thi...

    Authors: Amanda Foster and Nancy Laurin

    Citation: Investigative Genetics 2012 3:6

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  4. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Prior probabilities represent a core element of the Bayesian probabilistic approach to relatedness testing. This letter opinions on the commentary Use of prior odds for missing persons identifications by Budowle ...

    Authors: Alex Biedermann, Franco Taroni and Pierre Margot

    Citation: Investigative Genetics 2012 3:2

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  5. Content type: Research

    Numerous genome-wide scans conducted by genotyping previously ascertained single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have provided candidate signatures for positive selection in various regions of the human genome...

    Authors: Johanna Maria de Gruijter, Oscar Lao, Mark Vermeulen, Yali Xue, Cara Woodwark, Christopher J Gillson, Alison J Coffey, Qasim Ayub, S Qasim Mehdi, Manfred Kayser and Chris Tyler-Smith

    Citation: Investigative Genetics 2011 2:24

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  6. Content type: Review

    In the United States, several states have made policy decisions regarding whether and how to use familial searching of the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) database in criminal investigations. Familial search...

    Authors: Joyce Kim, Danny Mammo, Marni B Siegel and Sara H Katsanis

    Citation: Investigative Genetics 2011 2:22

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  7. Content type: Research

    The ability to accurately identify bird species is crucial for wildlife law enforcement and bird-strike investigations. However, such identifications may be challenging when only partial or damaged feathers ar...

    Authors: Camilla F Speller, George P Nicholas and Dongya Y Yang

    Citation: Investigative Genetics 2011 2:16

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  8. Content type: Commentary

    Identification of missing persons from mass disasters is based on evaluation of a number of variables and observations regarding the combination of features derived from these variables. DNA typing now is play...

    Authors: Bruce Budowle, Jianye Ge, Ranajit Chakraborty and Harrell Gill-King

    Citation: Investigative Genetics 2011 2:15

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