News

  • Aug 2021

    Isogenic Controls Allow for Ideal Disease Modeling

    Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC) isogenic controls for various heritable diseases are available through the National Institute for General Medical Sciences’ Human Genetic Cell Repository at the Coriell Institute for Medical Research. These lines were created using cutting-edge CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing technology to introduce sequence-targeted variations in established, well-characterized cell lines, thus developing and making available highly-specific research tools to the biomedical research community.

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  • Aug 2021

    Coriell's Cell Line Gatekeepers: A Q&A With Coriell's Cytogenomics Team Leader

    For decades, Coriell has supplied the world with ampules and vials of cell lines and DNA samples for use in biomedical research. Swasti Kafle, Coriell's Cytogenomics Team Lead, answered a few questions about their role.

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  • Jul 2021

    Coriell Teams Up with Cure Mito Foundation for Urgently Needed Fibroblasts

    The mission was clear. Kasey Woleben needed to collect of dozens of skin punches from members of her group, Cure Mito Foundation, and she needed to get fibroblast cells from those samples safely to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Unsure of where to start, Woleben turned to Coriell in September of 2020. Within just a few short months of bringing Coriell into the mix, the researchers had the cells in hand.

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  • Jun 2021

    Supporting Science: A Q&A with Coriell’s Customer Service Team Leader

    Coriell’s online catalog allows scientists to browse its enormous, diverse collection of biological samples and products of many kinds. But when an order is placed, it receives a human touch from the time the order button is pressed to the time a sample is packed up and out of the door. Many at Coriell are involved, but perhaps no team is more important to the process than Coriell’s Customer Service Department.

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  • Jun 2021

    Coriell Institute Science Fair Winner Takes Top Prize in International Competition

    Maya Butani, a rising senior at Moorestown High School in Moorestown, New Jersey, took home the First Award in Biochemistry for her project titled “Stem Cell Behavior and Osteogenic Differentiation on Plant-Derived Scaffolds” in which she explored the utility of plant materials in manufacturing tissue for use in humans.

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  • May 2021

    Custom Services at Coriell

    Interested in a product from Coriell, but you don’t see it in our online catalog? Through the NIGMS, NIA and NHGRI repositories, Coriell offers a range of on-demand products and custom services, including custom lots of bulk DNA and cell pellets.

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  • May 2021

    From Coriell to the World: A Q&A With Coriell’s Shipping Expert

    For decades, Coriell has supplied the world’s scientists with the biosamples necessary for their research. We built the collections under our roof in collaboration with federal and private partners and have earned a reputation for offering biosamples of only the highest quality. But all the scientific know-how in the world doesn’t help if we can’t get a sample or product safely out our doors and to your lab. For that, we have our skilled Biobanking Logistics team, and our shipping expert, Tom Schneider.

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  • May 2021

    The Best News Yet on Polio!

    While we at the Coriell Institute keep our eyes to the horizon of science and medicine, it’s often helpful to look to our past as inspiration for the future. Science is a team sport and small contributions may seem incidental at the time, but all are part of the story when breakthroughs are made and diseases are conquered.

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  • Mar 2021

    Applications Now Open: Bioinformatics Research Experience for Students

    This year marks the second year of the Bioinformatics Research Experience (BRE), a paid training program for undergraduate students interested in learning this new, rapidly evolving field at the intersection of biology and data. The BRE is held virtually and gives students the opportunity to get started in this growing science and receive instruction from Coriell’s bioinformatics staff.

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  • Mar 2021

    National Cancer Institute Awards Coriell Scientist with Grant to Study AML Drug Resistance

    The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded a Coriell Institute for Medical Research scientist a $2 million five-year grant to study ways to reduce drug resistance in patients suffering from acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a form of leukemia which arises from bone marrow tissue.

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