Exploring diversity of different classificatory human tandem repeats


Tandem repeats (TRs) are associated with dis-ease genes, play an important role in evolution and are important in genomic organization and function. Much research has been done on de-scriptions of properties of tandem repeats, such as copy-number, period, etc, and correlation be-tween mutations within tandem repeats and dis-ease. This project aims to detect some differ-ences which may exist within the features of dif-ferent tandem repeats associated with disease in human whole-genome. The features of tandem repeats associated with diabetes genes were compared to the counterparts of non-diabetes disease genes.

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Liu, Z. , Li, X. , Ding, X. , Liu, B. and Yang, Y. (2008) Exploring diversity of different classificatory human tandem repeats. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 1, 127-132. doi: 10.4236/jbise.2008.12021.

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