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Non-STR DNA Markers: SNPs, Y-STRs, LCN and mtDNA


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Males commit the majority of violent crimes. For example, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that males commit about 80% of all violent crimes and 95% of sexual offenses in the United States. Many times autosomal STR (Short Tandem Repeats) markers are able to fully discriminate between unrelated individuals, but there are several circumstances in which Y-chromosome polymorphisms are useful in forensic analysis.

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