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Molecular Resource Center (MRC)

The Molecular Resource Center (MRC), established in 1985, is one of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) Centers of Excellence at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).

The MRC's mission is to provide the scientists at the UTHSC and other UT campuses with access to the latest technologies for exploring the basic biological mechanisms and the molecular bases of disease.

In order to accomplish its mission, the MRC continues to invest in both state of the art equipment and trained personnel. The MRC houses a full range of equipment in its core laboratories that facilitate molecular genetic and biochemical studies at the sub-cellular and systems biology levels. In addition to providing technical services on a cost basis, the MRC personnel assist and instruct investigators in applying specialized tools of modern molecular biology to basic and clinical research.

The MRC's services include sequencing at both the single fragment and whole genome/transcriptome (next generation) levels along with Affymetrix microarrays. Additionally, equipment, reagents, and training for real-time PCR at various throughputs and automated isolation of nucleic acids are also provided.

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Molecular Resource Center External Sanger Sequencing Submission Policy Change

Samples submitted at the MRC for Sanger sequencing by Azenta (formerly GeneWiz) must now be logged into the iLab portal by the laboratory personnel submitting the samples, in addition to completion of the external submission form on the Azenta portal. Both the iLab and Azenta paperwork must now be downloaded, printed and submitted along with your samples for sequencing, or they will not be sent out. This policy change for sample submission begins on February 1, 2022.

May 26, 2022