Grant ID RP170002
Awarded On September 14, 2016
Title The University of Texas MD Anderson Science Park Next-Generation Sequencing Facility
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Core Facilities Support Awards - Competitive Renewal
Institution/Organization The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Jianjun Shen
Cancer Sites Bladder, Brain and Other Nervous System, Breast, Childhood and Adolescent, Leukemia, Pancreas, Prostate
Contracted Amount $5,000,000
Lay Summary

Cancer researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MD Anderson) Science Park, The University of Texas at Austin, and Texas State University in San Marcos have collaborated on cutting-edge cancer research projects for over 18 years, facilitated in part by their shared access to the Molecular Biology Facility Core (MBFC) at MD Anderson Science Park. These long-standing partnerships have been further strengthened over the last four years by the addition of a next-generation sequencing (NGS) facility to the MBFC. NGS allows millions of small pieces of DNA to be read (sequenced) simultaneously, which saves time and creates more data than with traditional sequencing methods. ...

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