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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Center for Genetic Medicine

NUSeq Core

The NUSeq Core facility provides full next-gen sequencing (NGS) capability to Northwestern University. The core brings together in-house NGS data generation and bioinformatics support in a single integrated operation. As the only Northwestern core facility dedicated to NGS, NUSeq serves scientists on both the Chicago and Evanston campuses, as well as those at external academic and commercial organizations.

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Before initiating a project, it is advisable to consult with NUSeq on your specific project needs and request a quote on the associated cost. For general information, visit the links below.

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Our Services

Next-Generation Sequencing

NUSeq offers a fleet of sequencers that spans all major Illumina sequencing technologies, from MiSeq to HiSeq 4000.

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Microarray Processing

We work with two of the most widely adopted microarray platforms, the Affymetrix GeneChip and the Illumina BeadArray.

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Bioinformatics

Standard or custom NGS and microarray data analysis is provided as integrated with data production services, or standalone.

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DNA Extraction

We offer automated DNA extraction from whole blood, buccal swab and saliva samples.
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DNA/RNA Sample Quality Control

The core provides rapid, direct quality control analysis of DNA and RNA samples.
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Cell Line Authentication

Cell lines are authenticated, or tracked during cell passaging, using the STR profiling method.

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Digital Droplet PCR and qPCR (Equipment Use)

Bio-Rad QX200 ddPCR and Thermo Fisher QuantStudio 7 Flex qPCR systems are provided for walk-in use.

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Sanger Sequencing

NUSeq Core offers traditional sequencing services through a partnership with ACGT.

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