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Mission Statement

The Genomics Center at New Jersey Medical School was established through the joint efforts of several independent core facilities to create a unified Center for the implementation of state-of-the-art instrumentation for large scale genomic analysis. The Center combines the expertise of experimental design, instrument operation, clinical applications and bioinformatic analysis to provide full service genomics analysis to the research and clinical communities at NJMS, Rutgers and surrounding universities and biotechnology-related institutions. The Center is composed of the following:

Research Genomics Laboratory specializes in High Throughput DNA Sequencing (HTS) on the Illumina MiSeq and NextSeq platforms including library preparation for RNAseq, ChIPseq, bacterial resequencing, targeted resequencing and many other applications.

Clinical Genomics Laboratory provides a comprehensive academic Clinical Diagnostics and Genomics program committed to bringing personalized medicine into clinical practice.  The laboratory is CLIA certified and CAP accredited, with licenses to perform genetic testing for both NJ and out-of-state samples.  The clinical laboratory specializes in clinical applications utilizing next generation sequencing, microarrays, fragment analysis and a variety of additional platforms.  This testing includes prenatal, newborn, pediatric screening for recessive genetic disorders and cancer. 

Molecular Resource Facility, in addition to HTS on the MiSeq and NextSeq including library preparation and instrument upkeep, provides a range of molecular biology related services such as real time PCR instrumentation, Luminex multiplex assays and others.

High Performance & Research Computing specializes in the analysis of HTS data utilizing publically available programs, commercial packages such as CLC Genomics Workbench, Partek, IPA and develops analysis programs for special applications.

Through regular interactions with faculty, physicians and staff the Genomics Center serves the research needs of over one hundred laboratories and provides clinical services for several regional healthcare facilities.