Probability calculations are used in forensic applications of DNA fingerprinting to determine if:
DNA from two different sources have matching alleles.
DNA samples were degraded before analysis.
A match between alleles of different DNA samples might have occurred by chance.
An unknown DNA sample is from a male or a female.
Alleles in the suspect's DNA are different from alleles of a victim's DNA.
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