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Obviously there is a gap in my understanding of how sex chromosomes are annotated. I've been working on some CNV calls and noticed that most of the 2nd half of ChrY is missing annotations and no reads are being mapped there. Yq12 seems to be all NNNNNNNUCSC table browser in the hg38 reference.

Anyone know why?

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Nevermind, Answered my own question. It's a repetitive region that isn't very well understood

The human Y chromosome, because it is enriched in repetitive DNA, has been very intractable to genetic and molecular analyses. There is no previous evidence for developmental stage- and testis-specific transcription from the male-specific region of the Y (MSY). Here, we present evidence for the first time for a developmental stage- and testis-specific transcription from MSY distal heterochromatic block. We isolated two novel RNAs, which localize to Yq12 in multiple copies, show testis-specific expression, and lack active X-homologs. Experimental evidence shows that one of the above Yq12 noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) trans-splices with CDC2L2 mRNA from chromosome 1p36.3 locus to generate a testis-specific chimeric β sv13 isoform. This 67-nt 5′UTR provided by the Yq12 transcript contains within it a Y box protein-binding CCAAT motif, indicating translational regulation of the β sv13 isoform in testis. This is also the first report of trans-splicing between a Y chromosomal and an autosomal transcript.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1832090/

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