When you start Grape you see the following main window.
There are four tabs at the top of the window "Simple Case", "Mixed
Case", "Kinship Analysis" and "Database Operations" that correspond to
the different operation modes. Click a tab to enter corresponding mode.
The links below contain detailed description of Grape's operation in
each of the modes.
Simple Case is a non-mixed
case when typically a suspect's genotype should be compared against the
genotype of an evidentiary sample.
Mixed Case means that an
evidentiary sample can contain DNA of more than one person. Most
typical applications are rape cases.
Kinship Analysis is
used in various situations like disputed paternity or identification of
human remains based on genotypes of relatives.
Database Operations gives you
access to embedded Grape's databases. In this mode you can manage
databases (for example, add, delete, move or edit records). The same
mode provides the capability to compare databases against each other
in order to find matches, which could be useful, for example, to:
- identify potential suspects whose DNA match evidence left at crime
- identify victims in cases of mass disasters
- find serial crimes