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Evaluating a Child for Evidence of Incest Based on the Number of Homozygous Alleles

Specialty:

Genetics

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Description:

Sometimes it may be necessary to evaluate the likelihood that a person is the product of an incestuous mating based only on analysis of the person. This may occur when a child is placed for adoption or when the parents are unknown or not available. Examination of several alleles can either support or exclude the hypothesis of incest.

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