• Reference Genomes Improvement Project
  • MGI Hosts Hands-on Workshop
  • MGI Awarded Grant to Improve Human Reference Genome Resource
  • Supporting Science
  • The Cat's Meow
  • McDonnell Genome Institute researchers make scientific double play
  • Drug Gene Interaction Database
  • McDonnell Genome Institute Researchers Remain on "Hottest Researchers" List
  • Cancer Genomics
  • Sample Prep
  • Testing and Training

    Testing and Training
    Lisa Cook tests a new sample preparation protocol.

  • McDonnell Genome Institute Tours
  • Outreach Event
  • Preparing to Sequence

    Preparing to Sequence
    Preparing a fluorescent gel during library construction.

  • Software Development


The McDonnell Genome Institute employs over 200 faculty and staff from a variety of disciplines.

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The McDonnell Genome Institute is involved in a number of highly collaborative large-scale projects.

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Genome Modeling Tools

The Genome Modeling Tools site provides reliable software for high-throughput genomic analysis that is easy to install and well documented. The software on the site is developed and maintained by the Informatics group at The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine.

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Turnkey Variant Analysis Project

TVAP focuses on the discovery and interpretation of genetic variants by providing a computational framework and data analysis tools for use with the latest DNA high-throughput sequencing technologies. TVAP is a component of the NHGRI's iSeqTools Network and is maintained by the Informatics group at MGI.

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Outreach at MGI

Serving St. Louis Through Science

The Outreach Department reaches out to the St. Louis community by visiting local schools, giving talks and doing hands-on science with K-12 students. The department also conducts tours of the institute, invites groups to perform experiments in the facility's labs and provides internships for undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.

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