The New York Genome Center (NYGC), which opened in 2013, is an independent, nonprofit research center devoted to providing collaborative genomics services to its member institutions, including Rockefeller. Located in SoHo, NYGC serves as a state-of-the-art hub for genome sequencing, analytics, bioinformatics, high-performance computing and research. NYGCs facility features 30,000 square feet of sequencing lab space housing 16 Illumina HiSeq 2500 machines and 10 Illumina HiSeq X machines; its current capacity is capable of sequencing more than 60 whole human genomes per day (at a nominal cost of $1,000 per genome) or the equivalent in RNA, mouse genomes, tumors, etc. The facility has space to eventually house more than 80 Illumina Hi Seq machines. It also has dedicated open bioinformatics floor plans to encourage discussion and collaboration, capable of providing robust support for Rockefeller investigators; a data storage annex; translational research labs with space to host investigators from member institutions; an innovation lab to test and evaluate new technologies; a CLIA lab (final certification pending) to service clinical needs; and conference and event spaces for internal and external events. NYGC connects, services and collaborates with academic, research and medical institutions as well as pharmaceutical, biotech and IT companies.
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