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Instead of sequencing whole genes as cutting-edge academic research labs often do, forensics labs look for something called short tandem repeats (STR).
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medical Definition of tandem repeat
- Although certain of these repetitive sequences are scattered throughout the DNA, others are reiterated many times in a row, so that they resemble the DNA equivalent of a stutter. These tandem repeats are usually found in critical regions, notably in the centromere …
- —Robert K. Moyzis, Scientific American, August 1991
- The DNA fingerprint technique is based on the existence of regions of DNA that are made up of tandem repeats …
- —Roger Levin, Science, 1 Aug. 1986
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