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Molecular Genetics Core Facility

The IDDRC Molecular Genetics Core Facility (MGCF) is a non-profit core laboratory in the Division of Genetics and Genomics of Boston Children’s Hospital offering genomics services for academic research institutions. The majority of MGCF users are investigators from Boston Children's Hospital and the surrounding Harvard affiliates, but the MGCF also serves laboratories throughout the world. The MGCF is comprised of a compilation of smaller cores partially supported by private and federal funds. The overall objective of the MGCF is to provide access to high quality, low cost genomic technology services and expertise in a timely, affordable manner. The services offered include DNA sequencing, Next-Gen sequencing, Affymetrix and Illumina expression and genotyping microarray technologies, microsatellite genotyping, high-throughput qPCR and SNP services on the Fluidigm Biomark System, and droplet digital PCR (ddPCR).

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Sanger sequencing of a candidate mutation

Services Provided

RNA expression

  • Gene and micro RNA expression on Microarray
  • DNA and RNA analysis on Agilent Bioanalyzer
  • Gene and micro RNA expression on Fluidigm
  • Gene and micro RNA expression on ABI 7900
  • Gene and micro RNA expression on NextGen
  • RNA Amplification only
  • DNA and RNA extractions
  • ddPCR self and full service
  • qPCR


  • Sanger Sequencing
  • ChiP- Seq (send out only)
  • Copy Number Variant analysis
  • Exome (send out only)
  • Genome (send out only)
  • Transcriptome (send out only)


  • Microsatellite
  • SNP Genotyping on Fluidigm
  • TCR spectrotyping
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