The Genomics Core facility provides support and services to investigators who want to apply genomics technologies to their research projects. A genome is the complete set of an organism's DNA. Genomics is the broad, interdisciplinary field of science that studies the genes contained in the DNA as well as the regulatory sequences and expression of those genes.
Investigators may request trained facility staff to perform experiments or may use available equipment themselves once they have been trained.
USD and South Dakota BRIN/INBRE-affiliated researchers may use the facility for free. However, the cost of supplies is charged back to the investigator. External charge rates may apply for outside entities. Contact Genomics Core director Kathleen Eyster at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote or for details about available services.
Working with RNA for the first time can be daunting because of the susceptibility of RNA to ribonucleases. To assist new users of RNA to overcome this barrier, Genomics Core personnel will teach RNA hygiene and standard RNA extraction procedures or may perform RNA extractions if requested.
Users with experience have access to the software and may analyze their own data if desired.
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is an important technique for analyzing DNA. Similarly, reverse transcription (RT) PCR is an important technique for analyzing RNA.