Exclusion of paternity: the current state of the art

Ranajit Chakraborty, M. Shaw, W. J. Schull

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The probabilities of paternity exclusion are presented for most of the immunogenetic and biochemical systems for which relatively simple tests now exist. The issue is raised, 'Can these systems in aggregate provide evidence on paternity comprehensible to reasonable men?' It is suggested that they can.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-488
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Human Genetics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1974


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