The DNA Sciences Core provides expertise to investigators for experimental design, sample preparation, protocol optimization and execution and data analysis.  Major  services are DNA sequencing and genomic analyses carried out via deep sequencing (“next-gen”) to suit a wide range of research projects requiring nucleic acid sequences.  The core also provides gene expression and genotyping using digital and real time PCR platforms. DNA Sciences works synergistically with the Biorepository and Tissue Research Facility and Bioinformatics Core by sharing resources and complementary expertise in bioinformatics.

DNA Science is located in Pinn Hall, rooms 1076 and 1044.

The Core operates on a fee for service basis, detailed in the section on rates. The Cancer Center provides a copayment to reduce the cost of services to its members. Rates for outside clients are higher. In addition to user fees, the Facility is supported by School of Medicine and receives grants for instrumentation from the state Equipment Trust Fund and NIH, and the School of Medicine.

Users should acknowledge the support from the School of Medicine e.g.

“This work used (service and/or instrument name) in the DNA Sciences Core which is supported by the University of Virginia School of Medicine.”

A resource statement summarizes the capabilities of the core.