News & Updates

Release 53

Thanks to all contributors who expanded the database to nearly 184,000 haplotypes from 1,082 populations. For details see the release history.

(posted almost 5 years ago)


Mutation rates

Updated mutation rates available for DYS576, DYS481, DYS549, DYS533, DYS570, DYS643.

(posted about 5 years ago)


Major YHRD Release 52

We’ve been working on Release 52 for about 10 months. It’s the biggest release we’ve ever done. We uploaded or updated almost 20,000 haplotypes and 1000 Y-SNPs. But the major changes are beneath of what you see at YHRD: We’ve redesigned and extended the whole submission process. All submissions which belong to a contribution (catalogued by an YHRD accession nr.) are now listed in a chronological way thus reflecting the continuous updating process of a population study.

For example the population sample Madhya Pradesh, India (Bhil) consists of one contribution YA004144 by Pankaj Shrivastava, Toshi Jain, Kuldeep Kujur and Veena Ben Trivedi. This contribution was updated recently in release 52 from 188 to 217 haplotypes.

Some other under-the-hood technical improvements:

For database updates see release history.

(posted over 5 years ago)


XI. Workshop "Haploid Markers 2018" in Bydgoszcz (Poland)

The workshop 2018 will be held in Bydgoszcz (Poland) organized by the Nicolaus Copernicus University, Department of Forensic Medicine.

(posted over 5 years ago)


X. Y-User Workshop (Haploid Markers 2016) in Berlin

The jubilee workshop is history. With 220 participants from 43 countries it was again a very international meeting. 78 papers were presented which cover a broad spectrum of topics from palindromes to telomeres, from population to archaological studies, from haplotypes to haplogroups, from deep-rooting pedigrees to recent population differentiation, from court cases to cold cases, from familial search to surname prediction, from Bayes to King Albert I, from A00 to DF27 (see Programme). We thank the organisers of the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences in Berlin (Lutz Roewer, Marion Nagy, Sascha Willuweit and their team), the Institute of Legal Medicine in Innbruck (Walther Parson), our sponsors (Illumina, Promega, Qiagen, Thermo Fisher Scientific), the presenters and all who came to Berlin to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this workshop series with us. See you in 2018.

(posted over 5 years ago)

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