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Genetics Core (JDC)

Director: Doria, Alessandro, M.D., Ph.D.

Location: Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215

Core Summary:

The Genetics Core was established in 1991 with the aim of promoting and facilitating genetic studies of diabetes and its complications in humans at the Joslin Diabetes Center and collaborating institutions. More than 1,000 DNA samples from human subjects have been collected in these years and are available to researchers. The Genetics Core also provides services assisting investigators in the use of these samples.

Investigators wishing to use the Core resources should contact Dr. Alessandro Doria by phone at x4340 or (617) 732-2406, or by e-mail. A detailed project description is required for the use of DNA samples.

There is no restriction on the Core access.

  • Joslin Diabetes Center
Personnel/Contact Information:

Director: Doria, Alessandro, M.D., Ph.D.
Phone: (617) 309-2406

Member: Mendonca, Christine
Role: Genetics Core Manager
Phone: (617) 309-2735

Member: General Inquiries
Phone: (617) 732-2406 Ext. 4340

Facilities and Equipment:

Location of Core: Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215

Major Equipment:

  • Covaris E220 focused ultrasonicator
  • TaqMan OpenArray Genotyping Instrument Platform
  • Tecan Freedom Evo 150 Automated Liquid Handler
  • Data management service

    "Data management of clinical and genetic information."

  • DNA and clinical data service

    "Access to DNA samples and clinical data from panels of diabetic patients."

  • DNA preparation service

    "Preparation of high quality DNA from human blood samples."

  • Genetic analysis service

  • SNP genotyping service

    "Low-Med throughput SNP genotyping. Uses Taqman platform, up to 50,000 genotypes/day."

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Last updated: 2012-05-01T14:36:57.688-05:00