Do-It-Yourself Genomics

The Genomics Center has adopted a novel suite of self-serve instruments to give UMN researchers direct access to genomics tools. Traditionally, due to the large-size, complexity, and expense of instruments, a researcher’s ability to use a new technology has been limited to dropping off samples at the Genomics Center, and then waiting in the sample queue for processing. Now, by selecting a new breed of specialized, user-friendly instruments for purchase, researchers can access workstations within our labs for direct instrument access for ultimate flexibility with experimental design and project turnaround.