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Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit Core Lab (MGH)

Director: Smoller, Jordan, M.D., Sc.D.

Location: Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Human Genetic Research, Richard B. Simches Research Center, CPZN-6300, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114

Core Summary:

The PNGU Core Lab provides a variety of services intended to facilitate the identification and characterization of the genetic basis of psychiatric, behavioral, and neurodevelopment disorders as well as other complex disorders.

Services include assistance with study design and start-up, custom genotyping (SNP, other), DNA extraction and quantification, and sample preparation, tracking, and storage.

The PNGU Core Lab is open to both internal (MGH) and external investigators.

Institutions:
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
Personnel/Contact Information:

Director: Smoller, Jordan, M.D., Sc.D.
Phone: (617) 724-0835
Email

Member: Chaponis, Jonathan
Email

Facilities and Equipment:

Location of Core: Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Human Genetic Research, Richard B. Simches Research Center, CPZN-6300, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114

Major Equipment:

  • Beckman Coulter Multimek
  • Beckman Coulter NX
  • Sequenom MassARRAY system
  • TECAN (span-4, span-8, 96 well head, PnP arm)
Services:
  • DNA extraction, quantification, sample preparation, tracking, and storage

  • Genetic analysis services

  • Project management, setup, and design

  • SNP genotyping


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Last updated: 2015-12-03T14:48:27.514-06:00