Nuclear DNA SNP profiles derived from human hair shaft

Published:October 26, 2022DOI:


      DNA from rootless hair shaft is fragmented and in low abundance. We have developed methods using capture hybridization and massively parallel sequencing to generate nuclear genotype profiles from hair. Using a panel targeting 215 SNP loci highly informative for ancestry and identity, our results elicited a probability of inclusion of approximately one in greater than 9.6E+39. This shows the potential of this approach to obtain nuclear genotype information from hair shaft DNA.


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