Swiss are people identified or identifying as Swiss, sampled in the European country of Switzerland.

Swiss | Mediterranean European


Photo:  Juerg Beeler is a Swiss author born in Zurich. Photo is by Victor Stroever accessed on Wikimedia Commons.

There are two data sets that have been incorporated into DNA Consultants’ method.

White – Swiss population data represent DNA samples from 206 Caucasian individuals in the mountainous European nation of Switzerland, officially named the Swiss Confederation. Samples were provided by the Swiss Red Cross in Basel, Switzerland, and by the Dept. of Forensic Medicine at the Institute of Legal Medicine in the Swiss capital of Bern.

The Switzerland (n = 402)  population data represent DNA samples from 402 randomly selected, unrelated individuals of Switzerland. STR frequencies were reported in the most recent European database release of the Working Group of the European Network of Forensic Institutes STRbase Project ().

For more details on this population, see:
Switzerland Culture and
Swiss abroad.

Source publication: White- Swiss (population 33): CODIS STR Loci Data from 41 Sample Populations, J Forensic Sci, 2001, 46(3), 453-489. Swiss (population 454): ENFSI DNA WG STR Population Database v. 2. (strbase.org).