Figure 1: Evolution of miniSTRs – a Timeline. PCR=Polymerase Chain Reaction, VNTR=Variable Number Tandem Repeats, STR = Short Tandem Repeats, WTC KADAP=World Trade Centre Kinship and DNA Analysis Panel, CODIS=COmbined DNA Indexing System,EDNAP=European DNA Profiling group, ChrX=X-Chromosome.