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September 2015

Volume 5, Issue 1

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Visit us at ASHG

Employment Opportunities

Research Service Analyst

Bioinformatics Research Specialist

Sr. Programmer Analyst

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Next deadline for applications for the NIH CIDR Program

Phoenix Web for PIs Coming Soon!

CIDR's Phoenix laboratory information management system (LIMS) was internally designed and built to organize project data and orchestrate and track the flow of samples. While it was designed for internal use, two significant portions of the Phoenix workflow require direct input from investigators: the submission and storage of investigator files (typically spreadsheets), and the resolution of project or sample problems. Read more...

Finding genes that contribute to disease



CIDR will be at the upcoming American Society of Human Genetics Meeting in Baltimore, MD, October 6-10, 2015.

Visit Booth #2108 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 will be presenting a dozen posters on a variety of topics from QC of methylation data to bioinformatics tools and pipelines. We are also presenting one poster at the IGES conference immediately preceding ASHG on an evaluation of CNV detection methods in WES data.

For a full list of our Services, 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.

New Services & Offerings

CIDR is now offering Affymetrix Axiom services, specialized FFPE services, and a variety of Consortium Developed Arrays. We also lowered our price on the Illumina Methylation 450K Array. Read more...

Landmark Cancer Study

CIDR has recently completed the genotyping for over 200,000 samples for the Genetic Associations and Mechanisms in Oncology (GAME-ON). The goal of this initiative, funded through grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), is to discover new cancer susceptibility variants for breast, ovarian, prostate, colorectal and lung cancer. Read more...

Publications Highlights

CIDR's role in the genomics community encompasses the spectrum from independent investigator to consortium collaborator to NIH contract services provider. Highlighted are an AJHG publication describing the progress of the Centers for Mendelian Genomics program, a Nature Genetics paper describing new pancreatic cancer risk loci from Dr. Alison Klein, an NIH CIDR Program principal investigator, and a Spotlight Issue of G3, revisiting our publication comparing imputation-based coverage of GWAS arrays. Read more...