Biotechnology

DNA - THE PRIMARY FRONTIER

Voyage into the building blocks of life -- adenine, guanine, cytosine and thymine -- the nucleotide bases in a molecule of DNA. 

Here, within these DNA nucleotides, lie answers to the mysteries of life's genetic diseases.

Jim Eudy, Ph.D., left, directs the DNA facility with Alok Dhar, Ph.D.

The mission of the Next Generation DNA Sequencing Core Facility (NGS) is to sequence large amounts of DNA quickly and inexpensively, said Director Jim Eudy, Ph.D.

"It took $2.7 billion and a factory full of DNA analysis instruments 13 years to sequence the first human genome. With the latest NGS instrument, we can do it in 10 days for less than $10,000."

Learn more about UNMC's DNA sequencing activities in this article from Discover magazine.

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UNMC's Center for Bioinformatics and Systems is a university-wide resource committed to research. It is available to all UNMC and outside researchers who want to analyze biomolecular data sets (DNA, RNA, proteins, etc.).