Research Services

The Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine offers technologies and technical support for the research activities of Partners investigators. Our objective is to help investigators advance their research programs and to provide the highest quality service, technical expertise, and leading technologies for genomics research. Our goal is to broaden the access to these technologies while offering the best customer service in the most cost conscious and time efficient manner possible.

We are organized into four principal service areas: sequence analysis, genotyping, expression analysis, and bioprocessing/sample management.

Our platforms include next generation sequencing with Illumina HiSeq2000 and Illumina MiSeq Personal Sequence analyzers as well as Sanger sequencing using ABI 3730 XL sequence analyzers. Targeted custom genotyping is offered using Taqman and Illumina GoldenGate panels as well as GWAS scale projects using Illumina Infinium and DNA methylation analysis using Illumina bead arrays. Expression analysis is available with capabilities for processing total RNA on either Affymetrix or Illumina arrays.

Through services from our BioSample Services Facility (BSF) and Partners Biorepository for Medical Discovery (PBMD) teams we provide a research platform for handling samples in a standardized manner to provide consistency from sample to sample. The BSF is able to assist investigators to configure projects utilizing your own samples or coupled with the PCPGM-PBMD we are able to support the integration of cohorts of samples selected from the PBMD into analysis on our genomics platforms.

Note: Unless specifically stated to the contrary the Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine (PCPGM) is not affiliated with any vendors mentioned on this site. The references and links to any external web pages are provided solely as a convenience to PCPGM customers and in no way implies an endorsement of information on those sites or of any vendor or any of its products or services by Partners ® HealthCare or vice versa.

What's New!

As of May 14th, all PCPGM Next Generation Sequencing Projects will be managed through the GIGPAD LIMS. Please follow this here to see more information and a help document. Please contact Alison Brown with any questions.

We regret to inform our customers we are no longer offering Sequenom Genotyping as a service here at PCPGM.  We advise customers to contact Dr. Hardeep Ranu to discuss the use of the OpenArray SNP Genotyping platform as an alternative.


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