Development of Chinese forensic Y-STR DNA database

Jian Ye Ge, Jiang Wei Yan, Qun Xie, Hong Yu Sun, Huai Gu Zhou, Bin Li

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Y chromosome is a male-specific paternal inherited chromosome. The STR markers on Y chromosome have been widely used in forensic practices. This article summarizes the characteristics of Y-STR and some factors are considered of selecting appropriate Y-STR markers for Chinese population. The prospects of existing and potential forensic applications of Y-STR profiles are discussed including familial excluding, familial searching, crowd source deducing, mixture sample testing, and kinship identifying. The research, development, verification of Y-STR kit, Y-STR mutation rate, and search software are explored and some suggestions are given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-215+221
JournalJournal of Forensic Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2013


  • DNA database
  • Forensic genetics
  • Review [publication type]
  • Short tandem repeat
  • Y chromosome


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