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Title: GHEP-ISFG proficiency test 2011: Paper challenge on evaluation of mitochondrial DNA results
Authors: Prieto, L.
Alves, C.
Zimmermann, B.
Tagliabracci, A.
Prieto, V.
Montesino, M.
Whittle, M. R.
Anjos, M. J.
Cardoso, S.
Heinrichs, B.
Rodríguez Hernández, Arnaldo Manuel 
López-Parra, A. M.
Sala, A.
Saragoni, V. G.
Burgos, G.
Marino, M.
Paredes, M.
Mora-Torres, C. A.
Angulo, R.
Chemale, G.
Vullo, C.
Sánchez-Simón, M.
Comas, D.
Puente, J.
López-Cubría, C. M.
Modesti, N.
Aler, M.
Merigioli, S.
Betancor, E. 
Pedrosa, S.
Plaza, G.
Masciovecchio, M. V.
Schneider, P. M.
Parson, W.
UNESCO Clasification: 32 Ciencias médicas
320102 Genética clínica
3203 Medicina forense
Keywords: Database
EMPOP
GHEP-ISFG
LR
mtDNA Interpretation
Issue Date: 2013
Journal: Forensic Science International: Genetics 
Abstract: The GHEP-ISFG Working Group performed a collaborative exercise to monitor the current practice of mitochondrial (mt)DNA reporting. The participating laboratories were invited to evaluate a hypothetical case example and assess the statistical significance of a match between the haplotypes of a case (hair) sample and a suspect. A total of 31 forensic laboratories participated of which all but one used the EMPOP database. Nevertheless, we observed a tenfold range of reported LR values (32-333.4), which was mainly due to the selection of different reference datasets in EMPOP but also due to different applied formulae. The results suggest the need for more standardization as well as additional research to harmonize the reporting of mtDNA evidence.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/75789
ISSN: 1872-4973
DOI: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2012.04.006
Source: Forensic Science International: Genetics [ISSN 1872-4973], v. 7 (1), p. 10-15, (Enero 2013)
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