CGEBM has the first dedicated low copy DNA lab in Scotland (to our knowledge). CGEBM uses this specialised lab for working with ancient, single cell and other low input DNA where contamination by exogenous DNA must be prevented.

To allow for this work, the low copy DNA lab has two dedicated ISO Class-4 cabinets with UV enabled, one UV-enabled still air PCR cabinet and the capabilities to extract DNA directly from bone. Some of the projects using this facility to date include WGS of single cell archaea, WGS of herbarium samples, rRNA gene amplicon sequencing of non-modern stool samples, fish vertebrae, pot fur and reindeer DNA, and WGS of ancient DNA from pigs.