A genomic view of short tandem repeats.

  title={A genomic view of short tandem repeats.},
  author={Melissa Gymrek},
  journal={Current opinion in genetics & development},
Short tandem repeats (STRs) are some of the fastest mutating loci in the genome. Tools for accurately profiling STRs from high-throughput sequencing data have enabled genome-wide interrogation of more than a million STRs across hundreds of individuals. These catalogs have revealed that STRs are highly multiallelic and may contribute more de novo mutations… CONTINUE READING