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Welcome to the official home of STRait Razor -- the STR Allele Identification Tool!  The current working version of this program is v1.5.  The complete v1.5 package can be found below, in .zip format.  Updates to this program will be posted to this page as they are created.

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STRait Razor v1.5

STRait Razor v1.5 now includes the following updates:

- 85 STRs (autosomal, X, and Y) and Amelogenin in the default locus.config file

- Ability to select all STR types, X only, or Y only with the new, modified "typeselection" argument (Please note:  the "-yselection" argument has now become "typeselection" in STRait Razor v1.5)

- Updated tutorial file

- New and improved locus configuration file workbook with the following features:

o Various formatting issues have been resolved (the workbook now includes the STR type designation in the final export file, which was missing before; also, a line break between the flank definitions and the allele definitions was removed;  Please note:  if you create a config file with less than 10 loci, you may want to open the exported .config file in a text editor and remove the extra "tab" spaces that the workbook creates -- if you do not, STRait Razor will still work, but will give an error toward the end that may be ignored)

o The "X" STR type has been added as an option

o Leading Flank 2 and Trailing Flank 2, as well as Filter Sequence 2, will automatically fill in the reverse compliment sequence of what was entered into the Leading Flank 1, Trailing Flank1, and Filter Sequence 2 fields, respectively

o Users may now enter sequences into the workbook in lowercase, and the final export file will automatically convert them to uppercase

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This page last updated 03rd Jun 2014