(3) DNA Terms You Need To Know

1. Allelle: Pair or series of genes on a chromosome, that determine the hereditary characteristics.(aka, “DNA Markers.”)

2. Probability of Paternity: Overall likelihood of paternity expressed as a percentage.

3. Combined Paternity Index: An odds ratio indicating how many times more likely it is that the possible father is indeed, the biological father, rather than a randomly selected, unrelated man, with a similar ethnic background.

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