Sequencing and Genomic Technologies

Sequencing and Genomic Technologies

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Next-Generation Sequencing Solutions
Illumina, PacBio, NGS Library preparation including single-cell RNA-seq

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The Sequencing and Genomic Technologies Shared Resource is a basic research oriented core facility affiliated with the Duke Cancer Institute (DCI). This Shared Resource has a track record more than a decade-long of providing constantly updated, state-of-the-art genomic services. The Sequencing and Genomic Technologies Shared Resource offers the full range of genomic technologies, making it much simpler for researchers to find the right service for their needs.

Director Nicolas Devos is available for face-to-face project consultations on campus in the CIEMAS building or at our new facility. 

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Service update

COVID-19 Policy

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic conditions, and in alignment with the Policies of Duke University, we are ramping down the activities of our laboratory, effective immediately.  As a consequence, the sequencing core will stop receiving and processing samples at this time.

We will keep answering emails and quote requests. Orders can still be placed, but please do not send us any samples until our operations have returned to normal.  Our Director Nicolas Devos will remain available for online or over the phone consultations.   

We do not know yet when our operation will be allowed to return to normal but we are in ongoing discussions with Duke Administrators regarding any changes in policy and procedures, and we will do our best to keep you informed of any changes.

Thank you for your understanding and patience while we navigate these unusual times.

Average Time in Queue

Client-Submitted Libraries Core-Created Libraries
MiSeq 2 weeks 3-4 weeks
NextSeq 10 days 3-4 weeks
NovaSeq 6000 full flow cells 10 days 3-4 weeks
Novaseq 6000 by the lane Dependent on how quickly a flow cell can be filled Dependent on how quickly a flow cell can be filled
PacBioSequel Not applicable 2 weeks


May 2, 2019

Due to the low demand and increasing costs for sequencing on our Illumina HiSeq 4000, we have made the decision to retire it, effective July 1, 2019.