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Research Article

The Influence of Relatives on the Efficiency and Error Rate of Familial Searching

  • Rori V. Rohlfs mail,

    rrohlfs@berkeley.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Erin Murphy,

    Affiliation: School of Law, New York University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Yun S. Song,

    Affiliations: Computer Science Division, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Montgomery Slatkin

    Affiliation: Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Published: August 14, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0070495

About the Authors

Rori V. Rohlfs, Montgomery Slatkin
Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America
Erin Murphy
School of Law, New York University, New York, New York, United States of America
Yun S. Song
Computer Science Division, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America
Yun S. Song
Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: rrohlfs@berkeley.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RVR EM YSS MS. Performed the experiments: RVR. Analyzed the data: RVR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RVR. Wrote the paper: RVR EM YSS MS.