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The Institute for Comparative Genomics at the American Museum of Natural History is a core research facility housing three modern molecular laboratories. Research in the Institute for Comparative Genomics uses genetic and genomic techniques to study a wide variety of taxa and systems, while addressing questions of evolution, taxonomy, conservation, and ecology. Types of projects done in the Institute for Comparative Genomics have included nucleic acid isolation, Sanger sequencing, next-gen applications, whole-genome sequencing, de novo transcriptomes, population genetics/genomics, environmental DNA, ancient DNA, and differential gene expression studies.