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Genomics

Since the Human Genome Project in the 1990s, the Broad Genomics Platform has played a leadership role in the design, data generation, and methods development in support of major genomic resource projects including:

Over the past ten years, The Genomics Platform has been the largest producer of human genomic information in the world. Currently, the group produces approximately 500 terabases of genomic data per month — a rate equivalent to one 30X human whole genome every 10 minutes. The group has processed more than 2 million samples from more than 1,400 groups in more than 50 countries.

The Genomics Platform is comprised of approximately 150 people across several functional groups:

  • Alliance and Project Management
  • Analytics, LIMS, and Data Visualization
  • Clinical Research Sequencing
  • Genomic Analysis
  • Lab Operations
  • Research and Development
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Services (fee for service)
  • Walk Up Sequencing

The platform provides a range of services — including CAP-accredited and CLIA-certified genomic data generation and advanced genomic analysis  — both for the Broad research community and through a fee-for-service model.