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University of Texas at Arlington to Open New Genome Sequencing Center

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) announced this week that it has partnered with the University of North Texas Health Science Center to launch a new center for next-generation sequencing.

Slated to open later this month, the North Texas Genome Center (NTGC) will feature five Illumina NovaSeq 6000 systems and offer whole-genome and exome sequencing services to academic and corporate researchers in Texas and the surrounding six-state region. The center will be housed on the UTA campus and be part of the university's new 229,000-square-foot Science & Engineering Innovation & Research building.

The NTGC will also collaborate with Illumina in order to have access to the company's latest technologies, UTA said.

"The new North Texas Genome Center aligns with UTA's strategic focus on both health and the human condition and data-driven discovery, and will lead to future programs and partnerships in genomics, computational sciences, and genetic counseling," UTA President Vistasp Karbhari said in a statement. "The center will also catalyze the university's emergence as a leader in precision health and the transformation of the region into a high-tech science hub."