The UMGC provides genomic technologies and services to researchers and clinicians at the University of
Minnesota and to external academic and industry scientists throughout the U.S. and internationally.
NewsIn response to nationwide alerts that the invasive zebra mussel has been found in pet store moss balls, the UMGC and the MAISRC are working together to monitor Minnesota lakes by sequencing genetic markers found in the moss balls to compare with any future lake infestation.
April 29, 2021
EventsDr. Daryl Gohl, from the UMGC’s Innovation Lab, will be a speaker at the “Questions About Reproducibility in an Age of Big Data'' virtual conference hosted by the IRSA. Dr. Gohl’s talk will be Friday, May 7th at 11:00 AM. Register to attend.
April 14, 2021
NewsFinding asymptomatic carriers reduces spread. An analysis published last month in JAMA Network Open estimated more than half of all COVID-19 transmission originates in people who don't know they are infected. The UMGC’s highly-automated lab is ideally suited to assist with asymptomatic assurance testing by pooling samples 5:1 to reduce the costs per test.
February 28, 2021
NewsScientists at the Metropolitan Council and the University of Minnesota's Genomics Center have started work to detect new strains of COVID in the wastewater flowing into the Twin Cities' primary sewage treatment plant in St. Paul.
February 15, 2021
NewsThe Assurance Testing Alliance (ATA) connects laboratories with schools, elder care settings, employers, and other communities that need regular testing. Thus far, ATA member organizations have contracted with several laboratories to enable nationwide impact, including the Broad Institute, Guardant Health, and University of Minnesota's Genomics Center.
October 6, 2020
NewsThe UMGC has developed a PCR amplicon-based SARS-CoV-2 strain sequencing service that leverages protocols developed by the ARTIC Network, while reducing cost and increasing throughput.
May 18, 2020