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Open Access Letter to the Editor

Response to: DNA identification by pedigree likelihood ratio accommodating population substructure and mutations

Thore Egeland1*, A Philip Dawid2, Julia Mortera3, Petter Mostad4 and Andreas Tillmar5

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science, The Norwegian University of Life Sciences, PO Box 5003, NO-1432 Aas, Norway

2 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

3 Dipartimento di Economia, Università Roma Tre, Rome, Italy

4 Department of Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, Sweden

5 Department of Forensic Genetics and Forensic Toxicology, The National Board of Forensic Medicine, Sweden

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Investigative Genetics 2011, 2:7  doi:10.1186/2041-2223-2-7

Published: 25 March 2011

Abstract

Mutation models are important in many areas of genetics including forensics. This letter criticizes the model of the paper 'DNA identification by pedigree likelihood ratio accommodating population substructure and mutations' by Ge et al. (2010). Furthermore, we argue that the paper in some cases misrepresents previously published papers.

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