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STRSeq: FAQ for submitting

NCJ Number
Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Volume: 8 Dated: 2022 Pages: 245-247
Date Published
3 pages

This document discusses the evolution and growth of STR Sequencing Project over the last five years, answering common questions about the STRSeq BioProject, such as: how decisions for which loci to include are made; how the project is organized; why some loci have more records than others; where the data comes from; where the STR sequence allele frequencies are; and how scientists can submit sequences to the project.


The STR sequencing project was developed due to the necessity of publicly sharing sequencing information about Short Tandem Repeats (STR) associated with human identification. Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) or Massively Parallel Sequencing (MPS) is becoming more prevalent in forensics. Having a publicly accessible centralized location to maintain this forensic-specific type of sequencing information is useful for the community. It is also important that the community participate in providing information to strengthen this resource. In this document, the authors answer common questions about the STRSeq BioProject and encourage community engagement. Publisher Abstract Provided

Date Published: January 1, 2022