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Department of Environmental Health

Genomics, Epigenomics and Sequencing Core

Genomics, Epigenomics and Sequencing Core


Core Overview

The Genomics, Epigenomics and Sequencing Core (GESC), originally named as Sequencing and Microarray Laboratory, was established in 1999. GESC is a fee-for-service, one-stop core facility that provides genomics- and epigenomics-related services to researchers at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. It also provides services to other institutions and organizations on contract bases.

In 2011, the Core started to provide the next generation sequencing (NGS) services. In 2012, it was transformed to a NGS-based core lab. Since then, it has been expanding its services.

Equipped with Illumina HiSeq and WaferGen Apollo 324 Automatic Library Preparation System, the Core routinely provides a variety of NGS services such as RNA-seq, miRNA-seq, ChIP-seq and methyl-seq. It also performs Infinium BeadChip assay including HumanMethylation450 for DNA methylation studies. In addition, the Core also provides a series of other supportive services to meet researchers’ needs. Please refer to GESC Services.

GESC is supported in part by CEG grant (NIEHS P30-ES006096). It is our expectation that our users will cite the grant in all related publications and notify us. We appreciate your support.