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MGH CCIB DNA Core Facility Closed for Columbus Day (October 9, 2017)

Posted on October 5, 2017

Dear Core Users:

In observance of Columbus Day, the DNA Core Facility will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2017. Our Courier service will not be operating on this day, and samples will not be picked up from or delivered to our remote dropbox locations.
Our on-site dropbox will be accessible on this day. Please note that samples will be kept at ambient temperature until Tuesday morning, October 10.

If you should need any help planning your orders with us, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Happy Columbus Day!


~ The MGH CCIB DNA Core Team


Effective October 1, 2017: FY'18 Service Fees

Posted on September 19, 2017

Dear Core Users:

Our FY'18 service fee structure has now been set after discussion with Partners Research Finance Management and goes into effect as of October 1, 2017. The new service fees reflect small increases in the costs of reagents, consumables and labor, and these fees support both our continuous process improvement efforts and the implementation of additional and/or improved service features, in particular for our various high-demand Next-Gen Sequencing applications. Although we would like to keep our current rates, these increases were mandated by Partners policies that dictate that Cores recover their operating costs while not generating revenues in excess of their operating costs. Please be assured that we have done our best to hold down costs for you but we do not want to compromise on quality. Our new rates guarantee that we can continue to provide the same level of quality and service that you have come to expect from us, and that we can continue to develop new service applications for you.

All orders that started being processed this month but are completed on or after October 1, 2017, will be invoiced at current (FY'17) pricing. Orders that are placed close to the end of September but are not processed before October 1, 2017, will be invoiced according to our new FY'18 pricing structure.

We appreciate your past patronage and look forward to serving your future research needs.

~ The MGH CCIB DNA Core Team


We have a new look and logo!

Posted on September 12, 2017

Notice anything new? We're proud and excited to reveal our new logo and our redesigned website to our users today.

The primary objectives of our site development effort were focused on aesthetics and increasing the visibility of our research service portfolio. The new design also allows for streamlined menus and clear navigation.
We hope you will like our new-look website!

We would also like to thank everyone who spent time and energy to make this site what it is.

For any questions, suggestions, feedback or comments, please e-mail us

Thank You!
The MGH CCIB DNA Core Team


New Next-Gen Sequencing Services !

Posted on August 3, 2017

The MGH CCIB DNA Core is pleased to announce the launch of two new specialized applications within its Next-Gen Sequencing portfolio. These new services are:

  1. Complete Amplicon Sequencing

  2. Viral Genome Sequencing

For service details, please visit the corresponding new pages on our website. If you have any questions, please let us know.