How Bill Clinton’s DNA in Starr Report Can be Compared to Alleged Son’s DNA to Assess Paternity


Danney Williams, a man claiming to be the son of Bill Clinton, has filed a lawsuit requesting Bill Clinton’s DNA sample. However, seven genetic factors of Bill Clinton’s were already published in 1999 in the Starr Report, including his D1S80 marker. A global analysis of D1S80 variability studied the marker in 84 world populations, and revealed clear-cut distinctions between “European, Asian, Afro-American, American Indian, and Indian” ethnic groups (pp. 66). Bill Clinton’s D1S80 marker is 24, 24, as the marker is represented by two numbers. The 24 marker, that is, if at least one of your markers has a 24, also has a frequency of 26–45% in Europeans, 6–29% in sub-Saharan Africans, and 17–24% in Asians. The 24 marker is also predominant in the European populations of Eastern Slavs (Russians, Belarusians, and Ukrainians) (pp. 67). The specific 24, 24 marker according to another study occurs in 14.7% percent of Dutch Caucasians, the second most common type. The fact that Bill Clinton has a marker of 24, which means that both his parents had at least one 24 in their D1S80, also means that his son must have a 24 as well, because children inherit at least one of the dual numbers from each parent (Table 1).

The fact that a European can have as high of a chance as having a 24 is 45%, and an African as low as 6%, means that if Danney has a 24, he most likely had a European father. This however may mean that a different European man is Danney’s father. Yet there are six additional markers taken from Bill Clinton, including the DQA1 variable. Bill Clinton’s marker is 1.1, 1.2, which one study says occurs in only 5.6% of the caucasian population in Brazil, and 3.6% in the mulatto population. Yet another study, this one from a United States sample group, contradicts this data and says that this marker occurs in 3.6% of Caucuasians and 7.6% of African-Americans (Table 3). What about the other 5 factors?

The other five factors comprise PM (polymorphic) data. According to a study that looked at both African Americans and Caucusian Americans, Bill’s LDLR of B was found in 76% of African Americans and only 55% in Caucasian Americans, while his GYPA of B were both found at nearly equal rates in both groups, at 47%. His HBGG of AB, finds his B to be uncommon with African Americans, at only 22.8%, while at 45% with Caucasian Americans, while his D7S8 of AB finds his B to be inside only 34% of African Americans and 39% of Caucusian Americans. However, his rarest variable in the PM data is the Gc, as his AC finds his C to be in only 19% of African Americans and 54% of Caucasian Americans. Danney Williams, a man claiming to be the son of Bill Clinton, has filed a lawsuit requesting Bill Clinton’s DNA sample.

So if Danney has a C in his Gc like Bill Clinton does, and whatever letter his mother has as the other letter, then he has a letter that only 19% of African Americans have. As well, if his D1S80 has a 24, then he has a letter that only 6-29% of African Americans have, and Bill Clinton’s DQA1 marker is exceedingly rare and found in only 3.6 of caucasians and 7.6% in African Americans. It is clear, therefore, that if Danney’s seven DNA variables match Bill Clinton’s and his mother, that this would be a huge coincidence with a very high probability of being more than a coincidence.

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