About the Authors

Sophia Forat

olek@lfa-gmbh.de (KO); forats@web.de (SF)

Affiliation Labor für Abstammungsbegutachtungen GmbH, Rheinbach, Germany

Bruno Huettel

Affiliation Max Planck Genome Centre Cologne Institute for Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

Richard Reinhardt

Affiliation Max Planck Genome Centre Cologne Institute for Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

Rolf Fimmers

Affiliation Institute for Medical Biometry, Informatics and Epidemiology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Gerhard Haidl

Affiliation Department of Dermatology, Andrology Unit, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Dominik Denschlag

Affiliation Department of OB/GYN Hochtaunuskliniken Bad Homburg, Bad Homburg, Germany

Klaus Olek

olek@lfa-gmbh.de (KO); forats@web.de (SF)

Affiliation Labor für Abstammungsbegutachtungen GmbH, Rheinbach, Germany

Competing Interests

LfA GmbH has filed a patent that protects key elements of the procedure (WO2014 194884 A2).

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KO SF. Performed the experiments: SF. Analyzed the data: SF RF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KO BH RR GH DD. Wrote the paper: KO SF.