Pediatric Genomic Medicine Facilities
Pediatric Genomic Medicine Facilities

The Center's capital equipment was designed to function as CLIA-compliant service "modules," with each currently capable of processing four genomes (400 GB) per week.

Equipment Features

  • Two Illuminna HiSeq 2000 DNA sequencers
  • Illumina cBot, one Ion Torrent DNA sequencer
  • Two custom-designed Perkin Elmer Sciclone G3 liquid handling robots
  • Agencourt SPRI magnetic bead separation, a Perkin-Elmer Janus liquid handling robot
  • Bio-Rad CFX96 real-time PCR detection system
  • Caliper Lab Chip GX, Agilent Bioanalyzer 2000
  • Covaris LE220 96-well plate DNA sonication system
  • Nanodrop S2000 spectrophotometer

Genetics Laboratory

The Clinical Molecular Genetics Laboratory is a full service diagnostic laboratory, operated by the Department of Pathology. It provides services to the Center, such as confirmatory genetic testing of variants found in the research setting.

Data Center

The Center's compute resources are located within a dedicated data center with environmental controls, 8 tons of air conditioning, conditioned power, hospital emergency back-up power, and substantial UPS capability. 

Other Data Center Features

  • 240-core Intel Xeon X5670 cluster with 1TB of DDR3 RAM and 10TB SATA hard drives
  • Pipeline server (12-core Intel Xeon X5670 with 48GB RAM and 1TB SATA hard drive)
  • Isilon IQ 36000 storage system with 200TB usable capacity
  • Quantum Scalar i500 23U tape backup system, web server (6-core Intel Xeon X5670 with 6GB RAM and 1TB SATA drive)
  • Database server (12-core Intel Xeon X5670 with 48GB RAM and 16TB SATA drives) which house the Center's software systems

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