Dr. Mark Chaisson published a review on tandem repeats, and discusses genomic distribution of repeats, algorithms to analyze and visualize tandem repeat variation, and diseases with tandem repeat etiology. Read the review here.
Dr. Chaisson also published a paper with Dhaivat Joshi that used a novel treatment of nanopore sequencing data to translate bases into signal quantiles, and to detect variation in quantile space instead of base space. When combined with standard alignment, this approach improves specificity and sensitivity of variant discovery. Read the paper here.