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Keck DNA Sequencing Core

We are closed on Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of the University holiday. Please email if you have any questions about operation hours.

The Keck DNA Sequencing Facility provides competitive and timely DNA sequencing in an efficient and cost effective manner. Sequencing is carried out on our Applied Biosystems 3730xL DNA Analyzers, along with Applied Biosystems Big Dye chemistries. Our Sanger Sequencing services include:

Data Return Announcement 2024

We will need to move away from using for the 2024 year per Yale's policy. Please make sure you back up your data BEFORE this happens, as we will be deleting the data from the cloud. Please feel free to email if you have questions or concerns.

Our plan for the future is to transition to using the Thermo Fisher Cloud Connect for data return. It will be easier for that transition to happen if you create your account ahead of time. You can do so at the following link: Please let us know if you need any help or have questions. Thank you for your compliance!!

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DNA Sequencing Drop-off Hours and Locations

Keck DNA Sequencing service and courier service adhere to Yale’s Official Holiday Schedule. Please be aware on the day before a holiday, we may require samples to be submitted earlier for guaranteed processing.

Feel free to drop your samples directly to our lab at 300 George, St Room 2127. The dropoff area is available 24/7, but the lab is only open during office hours (9:00 AM-5:00 PM). If visiting after office hours, please leave your samples in the rack or bucket that is on the counter inside the doorway of 2127. DNA samples will be stable at at room temperature.

For your convenience, we have several sample drop-off locations on campus. Our courier service picks up from every location twice daily, 9:30am & 1:30pm, Monday through Friday *unless otherwise noted.

Starting November 1, 2023, we are adding more dropoff locations & pickup times! Please take note.

Medical School Area:

  • BCMM 108 (loading dock area)
  • outside of TAC-S340 (across from TAC-S330) in the glassware cabinet, second shelf
  • AMISB 420
Science Hill Area:
  • YSB 1st floor mailroom, MCDB Office (room 194B)
  • Bass 207
  • *OML114 Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM (added 11/1/2023)
West Campus:
  • YCGA foyer, 830 West Campus Drive


  • Building 34, Room 107 *Tues & Thurs @ 1:30 PM (added 11/1/2023)

YCGA Courier

You may drop off samples for YCGA at our facility – 300 George St, Room 2127. The YCGA courier picks up at 10:30 AM each Tuesday and Thursday. Please place your samples in the proper container & location for each temperature storage: -80℃, -20℃, or 4℃. If you are a first time user, please ask a staff member for help. If you come and there is no staff member here, please leave your samples on our counter in the entryway and clearly label the container FOR YCGA. For any sample related questions, please contact YCGA at 203-737-3031.

Keck HIPAA Policies

The Keck Facility will not accept samples containing protected health information (PHI) or electronic protected health information (ePHI) that is covered under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Any individually identifiable health information associated with a sample must be removed by the user before the sample will be accepted. Learn more about Keck HIPAA Policies for Sample Submission.

Publication Acknowledgment

If research supported by this Research Core results in publication, please acknowledge this support by including the following in your publication(s):

"We thank the Keck DNA Sequencing Facility at Yale for their assistance with _________ service.”