Alternative approaches to population structure

  • Newton E. Morton
Part of the Contemporary Issues in Genetics and Evolution book series (CIGE, volume 4)


There are three approaches to DNA identification: tectonic, halieutic and icarian, of which the tectonic is sensible, the halieutic impractical, and the icarian idiotic. The rationale and consequences of these approaches are detailed.

Key words

DNA identification forensic DNA kinship likelihood ratio population structure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Newton E. Morton
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  1. 1.Human Genetics CentreUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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