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Investing in cutting edge medical research

Scottish Genomes Partnership backed by £6 million. Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health, Jamie Hepburn has announced a £6 million investment in the Scottish Genomes Partnership (SGP), ahead of a parliamentary reception to mark Rare Disease Day. The SGP is a collaboration of Scottish Universities and the NHS capitalising on £15 million investment in whole genome sequencing...

HiSeq 4000

We are pleased to announce the newest arrival to our sequencing fleet - the HiSeq 4000. Built using the technology behind the HiSeq X, HiSeq 4000 is the newer, more agile cousin. With the capacity to sequence diverse library types such as RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, Nextera and exome libraries, the HiSeq 4000 delivers a significantly higher throughput than its predecessors. For you, this means a cheaper...

Lex Bird Breeding System published in Nature Genetics

Image: Arjan Haverkamp (via Wikipedia) The high quality genome assembly of a wild wading bird, the ruff Philomachus pugnax , generated by Edinburgh Genomics, has been used to reveal the genetics of a striking natural polymorphism affecting plumage, behaviour and mating success. The work is published today in Nature Genetics - DOI: 10.1038/ng.3443. Edinburgh Genomics collaborated closely with...

THE NEW GENOMIC WORLD OF WILD WORMS

Caenorhabditis elegans, affectionately referred to as “the worm,” is one of the prettiest and most informative of the model organisms. It is see-through, has a simple lifecycle and a remarkably simple anatomy, and it has been the foundation for many major discoveries. Indeed the worm —in collaboration with outstanding human scientists— has won several Nobel prizes. However, C. elegans is also...

New pricing structure

Ladies and Gentlemen, Since our recent announcement of a new pricing structure for Edinburgh Genomics, Illumina announced an above-inflation increase in their reagent pricing. We unfortunately have to pass a proportion of this increase on to users of our Illumina services. Our new prices will come into effect immediately and will be reflected in all future quotes. Please contact Helen Gunter, our...

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