|Awarded On||September 14, 2016|
|Title||The University of Texas MD Anderson Science Park Next-Generation Sequencing Facility|
|Award Mechanism||Core Facilities Support Awards - Competitive Renewal|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Jianjun Shen|
|Cancer Sites||Bladder, Brain and Other Nervous System, Breast, Childhood and Adolescent, Leukemia, Pancreas, Prostate|
Cancer researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MD Anderson) Science Park, The University of Texas at Austin, and Texas State University in San Marcos have collaborated on cutting-edge cancer research projects for over 18 years, facilitated in part by their shared access to the Molecular Biology Facility Core (MBFC) at MD Anderson Science Park. These long-standing partnerships have been further strengthened over the last four years by the addition of a next-generation sequencing (NGS) facility to the MBFC. NGS allows millions of small pieces of DNA to be read (sequenced) simultaneously, which saves time and creates more data than with traditional sequencing methods. ...