From ISOGG Wiki
A half-identical region (HIR) is a region of two paired chromosomes where at least one of the two alleles from one person's pair of chromosomes matches at least one of the two alleles from a different person's pair of chromosomes throughout the entire region. A half-identical region may be either identical by descent (IBD) or identical by state (IBS).
The term half-identical region was coined by the genetic genealogist Leon Kull, who developed HIR Search, a program which was set up to compare autosomal DNA test results from different testing companies.
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