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GW Launches Genomics Core Center

The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (GW Milken Institute SPH) recently launched a genomics core that will help researchers from across the university develop genomic approaches that could lead to solutions for some of the world’s most pressing problems, such as impacts of climate change or HIV infection.

The Genomics Core provides a centralized service — in this case, nucleic acid extraction, genomic sequencing and other services, along with the technical expertise to assist GW researchers and others who are trying to advance a scientific project that would benefit from genomics analysis.

“We can now help GW investigators and others use this powerful technology to find answers to research questions in fields that range from conservation biology to public health,” said Dr. Keith Crandall, director of the Computational Biology Institute, which is based at Milken Institute SPH. “The genomics core will also provide hands-on experience to GW students in data generation, analysis and integration with other public health data.”

GW president Dr. Thomas LeBlanc, Milken Institute SPH dean, Dr. Lynn Goldman,  and others celebrated the official opening of the Genomics Core Center at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 22.