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Deconvolution rules a tool to solve a complex paternity case where child was chimeric

  • C. Di Nunzio
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    Correspondence to: Forensic Genetics Laboratory, Ceinge S.c.a.r.l.,Via Gaetano Salvatore, 486 - 80145 Naples, Italy.
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    Department of Legal Medicine, University of Catanzaro “Magna Graecia”, Germaneto, CZ, Italy

    Forensic Genetics Laboratory, Ceinge S.c.a.r.l., Naples, Italy
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  • G. Maione
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    Forensic Genetics Laboratory, Ceinge S.c.a.r.l., Naples, Italy

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
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  • A. Di Nunzio
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    Forensic Genetics Laboratory, Ceinge S.c.a.r.l., Naples, Italy

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
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  • C. Scalise
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    Department of Legal Medicine, University of Catanzaro “Magna Graecia”, Germaneto, CZ, Italy
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  • P. Ricci
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    Department of Legal Medicine, University of Catanzaro “Magna Graecia”, Germaneto, CZ, Italy
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  • N. Tinto
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    Forensic Genetics Laboratory, Ceinge S.c.a.r.l., Naples, Italy

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
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Published:October 27, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigss.2022.10.082

      Abstract

      STR-autosomal markers are among the most powerful systems to solve kinship attribution cases. The Y-STR chromosome analysis is another widely accepted system to confirm the parental relation alleged father-son. Here, we show an unusual Civil trial where a woman (VE) wanted to know whether a man (MR) was the father of her child (VM). Four years earlier, the child had been hospitalised in a Paediatric Onco-Haematology department. He had haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for a leukaemia disease. His mother was the donor.

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