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October 2014

Volume 4, Issue 1

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Employment Opportunities

Senior Programmer Analyst

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Next deadline for applications for the NIH CIDR Program

Phoenix Rising

A few years ago CIDR was faced with rapidly increasing project sample numbers, while at the same time the types of projects were changing and proliferating. We realized quickly that we had to prepare for the future by designing a new and more flexible LIMS (laboratory information management system) to replace the customized commercial LIMS that had served us well for many years, but was designed primarily for STRP genotyping. This became critically important as we approached the milestone of 100,000 samples per year in 2012 and then surpassed it in 2013. The main goals of our LIMS are sample tracking, problem tracking and resolution, and real-time quality control; all tasks that are key to our ability to produce vast quantities of data in the shortest possible time while maintaining our stellar quality statistics. Read more...


Finding genes that contribute to disease


CIDR will be at the upcoming American Society of Human Genetics Meeting in San Diego, CA October 18-22, 2014.

Visit Booth #1723 for the latest information about our products and services and to meet our staff. We would be happy to discuss your current or future genotyping and sequencing needs.

CIDR staff are presenting posters on both implementing a clinical NGS bioinformatics pipeline as well as calculating accurate error rates for genotyping arrays with low minor allele frequency variants.  We also recently presented posters at the GAW19 Workshop and IGES conference in Vienna, Austria in August 2014. Read more...


CIDR offers high-throughput sequencing, genotyping and epigenetic services to support a wide array of study designs. Our high quality services are supported by:

Dedicated project management team

In-house statistical geneticists, plus collaboration with University of Washington Department of Biostatistics

Cutting-edge informatics, data management and laboratory technologies

Knowledgeable and skilled staff committed to producing the highest quality data


Our services include:

Sample pretesting with option to resolve problems

Repeats of failed assays

Rigorous laboratory quality assurance

Extensive quality evaluation of study, sample and variant level data

Positive controls and study duplicates

Customizable data release and project archive


For a full list, visit our website:

Genotyping Services

Sequencing Services



For the most up-to-date pricing on all of our offerings, visit the CIDR pricing page.

Please e-mail us with any questions or for a quote.


Meeting the Challenge of Rapid Whole Genome Analysis

In the never-ending race to stay a few steps ahead of the deluge of genomic data pouring out of our lab, CIDR recently acquired a new booster rocket in the form of the Bina Box, a highly optimized genomic analysis system from Bina Technologies. The main attraction is that it is fast: a single unit can process a whole 30X human genome in 7 to 9 hours, which is 2 times faster than it takes on our compute cluster. Read more...