A New Project: Sim-cM

I've been working on a project to simulate pedigrees and calculate the amounts of DNA shared between pairs of computer-generated relatives in different relationships. Using the Ped-sim Pedigree Simulator,1 I've generated data for eight relationships so far, with 10,000 simulated pairs of relatives apiece.  The main page for Sim-cM has summaries of the results that... Continue Reading →

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DNA & A Question of Paternity: Part 8 – Analysis with a new match

In search of information to clear up the uncertain paternity of “Bob,” I analyzed various records and DNA results for Bob and his genetic matches and came up with a list of four possible candidates for Bob’s father. There were no plans to make contact with genetic matches or their family members for targeted DNA... Continue Reading →

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