Published Online: 1 November 1987
Page Count: 21
Chief criminalist and director, Connecticut State Police Forensic Science Laboratory, Meriden, CT
Professor and director, Forensic Sciences Program and Laboratories, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT
Research chemist, Los Alamos National Laboratories, Los Alamos, NM
(Received 5 January 1987; accepted 11 February 1987)
All published and unpublished population frequency data that could be located for U.S. populations are tabulated and presented for the serum group systems haptoglobin (α-chain), group specific component, and transferrin and for the common β-chain variants of hemoglobin. Results obtained by combining data for comparable racial/ethnic groups are also presented. Some evidence is presented to indicate that the results obtained from the combined data may give better information on frequencies for the U.S. population at large than is obtainable from studies conducted in restricted geographic areas.
Paper ID: JFS11232J