University of Washington researchers introduce a strategy called MIPSTR for simultaneously seeing germline or somatic short tandem repeats in samples from multiple individuals. The method involves mapping of mid-size sequencing reads representing short tandem repeats generated with the help of sing-molecule molecular inversion probes, the study authors say.

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