Archive for October, 2016

  • Genomics

    11/01/2016 Sanger Sequencing Has Been Discontinued

    by mbcf

    The Molecular Biology Core Facilities at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has discontinued Sanger DNA Sequencing on November 1, 2016.

    28 years ago, in 1989, MBCF was the first in New England to purchase the first ABI DNA sequencers that used dye terminator chemistry to create the familiar four-color chromatogram. With the advent of Next Generation Sequencing, our Sanger sequencing service can now be done by commercial sources and we need to reallocate the resources for NGS and high throughput genomics.

    So on November 1, 2016, we began phasing out Sanger sequencing. Genewiz and other local core facilities are very good substitutes for our service.

    All current and past users of MBCF Sanger sequencing

    We have all your data backed up from 1989 to 2017. If you need your primers or data just email us and we will dig through the archives.

    Just email us at or