The evolution of DNA databases--recommendations for new European STR loci

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Following a recent meeting by the ENFSI and EDNAP groups on the 4-5 April, 2005, in Glasgow, UK, it was unanimously agreed that the process of standardization within Europe should take account of recent work that unequivocally demonstrated that chance of obtaining a result from a degraded sample was increased when small amplicons (mini-STRs) were analysed. Consequently, it was recommended that existing multiplexes are re-engineered to enable small amplicon detection, and that three new mini-STR loci with alleles <130 bp (D10S1248, D14S1434 and D22S1045) are adopted as universal. This will increase the number of European standard Interpol loci from 7 to 10.
Original languageEnglish
JournalForensic Science International
Issue number2-3
Pages (from-to)242-4
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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Keywords: DNA Fingerprinting; Databases as Topic; Europe; Genetics, Population; Humans; Tandem Repeat Sequences

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