News & Updates

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 9 months 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 about 1 year ago)


Implementational change to YHRD search

As of YHRD release R67, we have changed the way searches are performed. We are glad to introduce a new search option at YHRD: a selectable “Kit”. Please read about the new searches here.

Illustration of YHRD Search Option in R67
(posted about 1 year ago)


Convenient collection of Population Studies

At each National Database or Metapopulation summary, all population studies being used to assemble the collection are listed for your convenience.

(posted about 1 year ago)


Removal of YHRD uncommonly used search features

In order to further reduce the complexity of YHRD (and thus make it easier to maintain), we have decided to remove some uncommonly used features of the YHRD search: ancestry information (minimal), ancestry information (Yfiler) and ancestry information (1-step neighbors).

(posted about 1 year ago)

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