Primate Genetics Core

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Our mission

The Primate Genetics Core supports both investigators and colony genetic management needs by providing a range of macaque-specific genotyping assays and NHP DNA Bank distribution services.  

Key focus areas are:

  • Rhesus macaque SNP genotyping to validate parentage assignment
  • Rhesus macaque SNP–based ancestry testing to distinguish Indian-origin and Chinese-origin macaques
  • Rhesus macaque MHC expressed-allele analysis and SSP-based Class I allele analysis
  • Macaque Genotyping-by-Sequencing library construction
  • Custom allele-specific Genotyping Services
  • ONPRC NHP DNA Bank management and sample distribution

About us

The Primate Genetics Core is located at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC), Oregon Health & Science University's (OHSU) West Campus.  The mission of the Primate Genetics Core is to provide essential DNA and RNA-based genotyping services to meet the needs of both research and colony genetic management goals.