ABSTRACT 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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