Understanding the matching algorithm
The matching criterion is based on an algorithm that compares the number of shared alleles between two cell line samples, expressed as a percentage. Cell lines with ≥80% match are considered to be related; derived from a common ancestry. Cell lines with between a 55% to 80% match require further analysis for authentication of relatedness.
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