PopAffiliator

Prediction of an individual affiliation to a major population group based on information from a small set of autosomal STRs


New: PopAffiliator 2 is now available at http://cracs.fc.up.pt/~nf/popaffiliator2

To calculate the assignment of an individual to a major population group (Asia, Eurasia, sub-Saharan Africa) the values in the form below should be provided. The range for the allele size was restricted to the ones published in the Short Tandem Repeat DNA Internet DataBase.

The output will indicate the probability of assignment to the major population groups. The accuracy of individual population affiliation assignment is approximately 86%. The probabilities are computed using a machine learning model built as described in:

The STR collection database used to train and evaluate the machine learning model encompasses data gathered from more than 40 different studies and contains a total of 56,222 individuals, distributed by 7 major geographical locations: East Asia, Eurasia, sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, Near East, Central-South America and North America. The data is available here.

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Allele\Loci
CSF1PO
D2S1338
D3S1358
D5S818
D7S820
D8S1179
D13S317
D16S539
D18S51
D19S433
D21S11
FGA
PENTA_D
PENTA_E
TH01
TPOX
VWA
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