GeneLab Sequencing Standards and Services

Open Science data

To help maximize the value of precious biological spaceflight experiments, GeneLab generates datasets from various spaceflight and spaceflight relevant samples. Upon curation, these data are released immediately to the public through the GeneLab data system. A subset of datasets generated by GeneLab to date can be viewed here.

Proprietary PI data

GeneLab also provides sequencing services to NASA-funded principal investigators (PIs) whose funding source provides a WBS. Utilizing GeneLab services allows PIs to take advantage of GeneLab’s experience processing space-flown tissues and to harmonize their data by utilizing GeneLab’s standard assays. Moreover, PIs may be able to avoid certain overhead costs so that data may be generated more cost-effectively.

Standard assays

GeneLab has worked with its Analysis Working Group and Steering Committee to develop a set of sequencing standards. These standards include sample extraction, library generation, internal and external controls and sequencing parameters.

To date, GeneLab has finalized standards for Total RNA-sequencing.

Standard operating procedures

GeneLab uses a compendium of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for processing tissues and other biological samples into molecular analytes for molecular characterization. These protocols are available here

Sequencing and data processing quote request

• How to Acknowledge the GeneLab Sample Processing Lab

Frequently Asked Questions

To inquire about working with GeneLab including quote requests, please fill out this form:

Select desired services:
Includes the following options: nucleic acid extraction, library preparation and QC, and sequencing.
Only includes data processing. Please fill out all sample processing fields according to how the raw data were generated. For fields to which you do not know the answer, select other and type in "unsure."
Includes the following options: nucleic acid extraction, library preparation and QC, sequencing, and data processing.
Select assay type and library preparation kit:
Select all services requested:
(e.g. Space Biology, HRP. If anticipated, please indicate)