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Estimation of population specific values of theta for sequence-based STR profiles


We describe the estimation of theta (theta) values from autosomal STR sequencing data for five metapopulations. The data were compiled from 20 publications and included 39 datasets comprising a total of 7005 samples. The estimates are suitable for use within the calculation of match probabilities in forensic casework. We also have constructed a phylogenetic tree using this data that aligns with our understanding of human evolution.

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