Date of Award

11-1-2008

Degree Type

Restricted Access Professional Report

Degree Name

Master of Science

Field of Study

Biomedical Sciences

Department

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Abstract

Escobedo, Israel, Validation of the Laboratory Information Systems Applications (LISA): Kinship Analysis Module. Master of Science (Biomedical Sciences), December 2008, 155 pp., 10 tables, 21 figures, references, 34 titles. The Laboratory Information Systems Applications (LISA) is a LIMS system designed for the management and analysis of genetic data from large scale investigations of human identification. The validation study evaluated the pedigree construction and analytical tools of the Kinship Analysis module. The genetic data from old paternity cases was used to construct pedigrees under several scenarios that stimulate situations involving a missing child/parent. Each pedigree was analyzed to obtain a KI that measures the strength of the observed genetic evidence for an association made between a missing/deceased individual and a family reference pedigree to make identification. A common distribution of the number of observations per range of the 1n KI was observed in all scenarios. A concordance and reproducibility study was conducted for eight families using a validated kinship analytical program. LISA has the potential of becoming an efficient tool for human identification despite the limitations of the software.

Comments

Escobedo, Israel, Validation of the Laboratory Information Systems Applications (LISA): Kinship Analysis Module. Master of Science (Biomedical Sciences), December 2008, 155 pp., 10 tables, 21 figures, references, 34 titles. W 4.8 E74V 2008

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