Friday, June 6, 2014

RMP in DNA testing

RMP is the probability that an individual randomly selected from a larger population would have the same DNA profile.

This means a DNA match is relevant ONLY where the appropriate larger population is used as a base and the individual is randomly selected.

Hence, if a Caucasian population base is used for an aboriginal suspect and the aboriginal suspect is not randomly selected (say coming from a hamlet with many people related by blood) a DNA analysis may give a false result.

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