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Visit to HiSeq X facility by Chief Scientist Office

On June 3rd 2016, our Clinical Division hosted a visit by NHS Scotland and the Chief Scientist Office. This was an opportunity to see for themselves the Edinburgh Genomics high throughput HiSeq X sequencing facility, based within the Roslin Institute, and hear about our contribution to genomic medicine through human genome sequencing, which offers entirely new capabilities for genetic diagnosis...

Scots scientists examine why some brains age better than others

Edinburgh scientists have decoded the genetic make-up of more than one thousand people as part of a long-term study to examine why some people's brains age better than others. The gene study involved researchers at the University of Edinburgh sequencing the DNA of 1,300 people as part of a project which has tracked the same individuals for decades. Read the full story .

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...

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