In House Gene Expression Service (IHGES)
As a service to registered Users, the HDBR will undertake gene expression studies on human embryonic/fetal material for a charge per project. We usually carry out in-situ hybridisation or immunocytochemistry experiments and these can be to either paraffin wax or cryostat sections.
Summary of the In House Gene Expression Service:
- Projects qualify for the In House Gene Expression Service if they are registered with the HDBR, and involve the analysis of gene expression patterns by in-situ hybridisation on human embryonic/fetal sections of HDBR origin.
- HDBR core-funded staff will carry out in-situ hybridisation studies on the human developmental stages and tissues appropriate for the Users' project.
- When the study is complete, HDBR will provide the Users with electronic images showing the results of the study as appropriate for publication and/or other types of data presentation.
- HDBR staff will assist Users in the interpretation of their gene expression patterns in relation to embryonic/fetal anatomy and to relevant literature studies provided by the User.
Gene expression data generated through the use of HDBR material is added to our gene expression database.