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Allele frequencies of eight Short Tandem
Repeat loci in three


Tabbada, K.A., Magno, M.M.F., Delfin, F.C., Calacal, G.C., Tan, M., Chu-Ferreon, J.Y., Halos, S.C. and
De Ungria, M.C.A
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The Philippine archipelago, composed of 7,100 islands and more than 70 ethno-linguisric groups, is divided into 15 regions on the basis of geographical, cultural, and political variations. Each region is classified under three major island groups: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The present study reports population data at eight short tandem repeat (STR) loci namely HUMvWA, HUMCSF1P0, HUMTH01, HUMTPOX, HUMF13A01, HUMFES/FPS, HUMFOLP23 and D8S306 for the Visayas region.

Evaluating DNA tests of motherless cases using a Philippine genetic database

De Ungria, M.C.A., Frani, A.M., Magno, M.M.F., Tabbada, K.A., Calacal, G.C., Delfin, F.C., and Halos, S.C.

In 5 percent of paternity determination cases, only DNA samples from the alleged father and child pairs are tested. The absence of the mother’s DNA increases the probability of false paternity inclusions, which affects laboratories that use a limited number of DNA markers. The effect of coincidental matches between the unrelated individuals on DNA tests of motherless cases was determined using the Philippine population genetic database of the National Capital Region (NCR).

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