Likelihood ratios in kinship analysis: Contrasting kinship classes, not genealogies

  • Pinto N
  • Gusmão L
  • Amorim A
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When calculating likelihood ratios in a specific kinship, (a) experts must be aware that the probability value in the odds-ratio numerator is the same for various kinship configurations, and (b) they should clearly convey this information to the court, (c) enabling a decision that takes into account the possibility of occurrence of alternative genealogical relationships

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  • Coancestry coefficient
  • Genealogies
  • Genetic evidence
  • Identity-by-descent
  • Kinship testing
  • Likelihood ratio

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  • Nádia Pinto

  • Leonor Gusmão

  • António Amorim

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