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A SNP panel for identification of DNA and RNA specimens

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Genomics, January 2018
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A SNP panel for identification of DNA and RNA specimens
Published in
BMC Genomics, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12864-018-4482-7
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Soheil Yousefi, Tooba Abbassi-Daloii, Thirsa Kraaijenbrink, Martijn Vermaat, Hailiang Mei, Peter van ‘t Hof, Maarten van Iterson, Daria V. Zhernakova, Annique Claringbould, Lude Franke, Leen M. ‘t Hart, Roderick C. Slieker, Amber van der Heijden, Peter de Knijff, Peter A. C. ’t Hoen


SNP panels that uniquely identify an individual are useful for genetic and forensic research. Previously recommended SNP panels are based on DNA profiles and mostly contain intragenic SNPs. With the increasing interest in RNA expression profiles, we aimed for establishing a SNP panel for both DNA and RNA-based genotyping. To determine a small set of SNPs with maximally discriminative power, genotype calls were obtained from DNA and blood-derived RNA sequencing data belonging to healthy, geographically dispersed, Dutch individuals. SNPs were selected based on different criteria like genotype call rate, minor allele frequency, Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and linkage disequilibrium. A panel of 50 SNPs was sufficient to identify an individual uniquely: the probability of identity was 6.9 × 10- 20 when assuming no family relations and 1.2 × 10- 10 when accounting for the presence of full sibs. The ability of the SNP panel to uniquely identify individuals on DNA and RNA level was validated in an independent population dataset. The panel is applicable to individuals from European descent, with slightly lower power in non-Europeans. Whereas most of the genes containing the 50 SNPs are expressed in various tissues, our SNP panel needs optimization for other tissues than blood. This first DNA/RNA SNP panel will be useful to identify sample mix-ups in biomedical research and for assigning DNA and RNA stains in crime scenes to unique individuals.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 19%
Researcher 8 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 17%
Student > Postgraduate 6 14%
Student > Bachelor 3 7%
Other 4 10%
Unknown 6 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 18 43%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 12%
Social Sciences 1 2%
Engineering 1 2%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 7 17%

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