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Short tandem repeats (STRs) are highly repetitive genomic sequences comprised of repeated copies of an underlying motif. Prevalent in most organisms' genomes, STRs are of particular interest because they mutate much more rapidly than most other genomic elements. As a result, they're extremely informative for genomic identification, ancestry inference and genealogy.

Environment Modules

Run module spider hipstr to find out what environment modules are available for this application.

System Variables

  • HPC_HIPSTR_DIR - installation directory
  • HPC_HIPSTR_BIN - executable directory
  • HPC_HIPSTR_DOC - documentation directory
  • HPC_HIPSTR_SCP - scripts directory


If you publish research that uses hipstr you have to cite it as follows:

If you found HipSTR useful, we would appreciate it if you could cite our manuscript describing HipSTR and its applications: Genome-wide profiling of heritable and de novo STR variations