STRs for identity ENFSI Reference database

STRs for identity ENFSI Reference database

STRidER: STRs for identity ENFSI Reference database

STRidER (STRs for Identity ENFSI Reference Database) is the expanded and enhanced version of the ENFSI STRbase (2004-2016). This curated online high quality STR allele frequency population database enables scientifically reliable STR genotype probability estimates and provides quality control of autosomal STR data.

The task of website is to make STRidER generally available to forensic laboratories. The website can be used to calculate match probabilities of DNA profiles from high-quality cosmopolitan Caucasian populations across Europe. Additional populations will be added in the future.



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