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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

Reportable Outcomes (cont.)

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The following additional outcomes may be reported, although these are much more infrequent:

  • No results: "Insufficient mtDNA was obtained from hair sample A to obtain a profile."
  • Inconclusive: "The mtDNA sequences of hair sample A and person B differ at a single nucleotide position. Therefore, person B and his/her maternal relatives can be neither included nor excluded as the contributor of hair sample A."

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