UNIT 14.4 Molecular Analysis of Paternity

  1. Amanda C. Sozer,
  2. Charles M. Kelly,
  3. Daniel B. Demers

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471142905.hg1404s16

Current Protocols in Human Genetics

Current Protocols in Human Genetics

How to Cite

Sozer, A. C., Kelly, C. M. and Demers, D. B. 2001. Molecular Analysis of Paternity. Current Protocols in Human Genetics. 16:14.4:14.4.1–14.4.26.

Author Information

  1. Fairfax Identity Laboratories, Fairfax, Virginia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: FEB 1998


The unit covers Variable Numbers of Tandem Repeats (VNTR)based paternity analysis as well as the newer methods relying on PCR to analyze sequencespecific polymorphisms and microsatellite regions. The discussion of data analysis and probability calculations has been expanded to address a number of special circumstances, such as the lack of sample from an alleged father, motherless cases, and more.