Blackett Family DNA Activity

Evaluating the DNA profiles

D1S7 D2S44 D4S139 D10S28

Here are some questions to further your understanding of the Blackett Family Activity.

1. Are the grandparents maternal or paternal? Hint
2. The autorad contains 8 alleles for the siblings tested. Which of the alleles and how many are shared between each of the siblings? Hint
3. Are any of the unknowns related to the family? If so, which ones? Hint
4. Are any of the other unknowns tested related to each other? If so, which ones? Hint
5. Are there any 1-locus matches between non Blackett family members? Hint

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Monday, June 2, 1997
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