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We are a Campus Research Core Facility!

The UC Davis DNA Technologies and Expression Analysis Cores have been designated a Campus Research Core Facility From the official announcement: ” …. This designation provides a strategic platform to ensure state-of-the-art research capabilities provided in a cost-efficient manner. The designated laboratories are expected

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DNA Technologies Core User Survey Results

We would like to thank everybody who participated in our user survey! Your input is highly appreciated and will help us improve our services. The results are available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-Q67N6H9J/ 73 DNA Technologies and Expression Analysis Core users did participate.

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HiSeq3000 upgraded to Hiseq4000

Our latest generation Illumina HiSeq3000 sequencer has been upgraded to a HiSeq4000.  This means the option to run two flowcells in parallel was enabled.  Thus, the sequencer offers now twice the throughput.  The chemistry and reagents do not change as should

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Free RNAseq workshop, January 20th 2016

The Bioinformatics core is hosting a free two hour RNA-seq hour work shop on Januray 20th. Please see:  http://bioinformatics.ucdavis.edu/rnaseq-workshopjan2016/

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December News Letter

Dear DNA Technologies Core Users, We are happy to announce that we are now offering 10X Genomics Linked-Read sequencing services using the GemCode technology. This exiting technology is currently applied for haplotype phasing and the delineation of structural rearrangements. However

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DNA Tech Core – closed for the holidays 12/21/15 – 1/4/16

Please note, we will not be open for business between 21 December and 4 January. The last day to sign up for shared instrument use, to drop off samples, or to receive data, is Friday December 18th. Happy Christmas –

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New Library Prep Services: Mate-Pair libraries, METHYL-Seq, Reduced Representation Sequencing

The DNA Technologies Core now offers the following new services: METHYL-Seq Whole Genome Bisulfite Sequencing  (WGBS) and Reduced Representation Bisulfite Seq (RRBS) Mate Pair library preps and sequencing Nextera based mate pair with insert sizes ranging from 2 kb to 12 kb Reduced

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First Hiseq 3000 data – download

Please see this page for updated information: http://dnatech.genomecenter.ucdavis.edu/hiseq-3000-sequencing/ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> First Data > 300 million reads per lane The first two runs of our Hiseq 3000 look very promising.  The specs on Illumina’s website do suggest a yield of between 260

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First PacBio Workshop – generates long-insert libraries, assembles genomes

The first PacBio Library Prep and SMRT-portal workshop held in April generated plenty of SMRT sequencing libraries with inserts of up to 20 kb. The users learnt about the technical background of PacBio sequencing, common applications, the advantages of long read

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New HiSeq 3000 Sequencer In The Core

The Genome Center has acquired a HiSeq 3000 sequencer to be able to provide faster sequencing at significantly reduced per-base-costs. The new sequencer is already delivered and will be installed this week and then tested. Please note that for some samples

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