Welcome to STRling’s documentation!

STRling code: https://github.com/quinlan-lab/STRling

STRling (pronounced like “sterling”) is a method to detect large STR expansions from short-read sequencing data. It is capable of detecting novel STR expansions, that is expansions where there is no STR in the reference genome at that position (or a different repeat unit from what is in the reference). It can also detect STR expansions that are annotated in the reference genome. STRling uses kmer counting to recover mis-mapped STR reads. It then uses soft-clipped reads to precisely discover the position of the STR expansion in the reference genome.

Quick start


We recommending downloading the static binary.

Download the strling binary from the latest release here.

Make it executable: chmod +x strling