News & Updates

12th Haploid Markers Conference (HM2023) - Registration opened

The registration for the HM2023 Conference (17-20 May, Budapest) is now opened. You can submit abstracts (talks are preferred, posters are welcome) via until 10th March 2023.

(posted over 1 year ago)


New YHRD project P4

A new project on the Y-STR haplotype evidence interpretation using discrete Laplace models of the Philippine and Austronesian reference databases has been proposed.

(posted over 1 year ago)


YHRD Release R68

We are pleased to announce the latest release of the YHRD: Release R68. More than 6500 haplotypes were added to the database. Please see our Release History for further information on particular submissions.

(posted over 1 year ago)


Updated SWGDAM Interpretation Guidelines for Y-Chromosome STR Typing by Forensic DNA Laboratories published

Revisions to these guidelines, drafted by the SWGDAM Lineage Marker Committee, were presented to the SWGDAM membership and approved on March 2, 2022, see

(posted about 2 years ago)


HM2020 postponed again - to May 2023

The 12th Haploid Markers Workshop in Budapest is postponed again - to May 17-20, 2023. For details see

(posted over 2 years ago)

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