News

  • May 2018

    The NIA Aging Cell Repository: Facilitating Research with Aging Cells

    Cells change as we age. Cell function in a 21-year-old is different from that of a 71-year-old. Understanding that aging cells would be critical to aging research, one of NIA’s first tasks as a new Institute in 1974 was to establish a repository to obtain, characterize, store, and distribute cell lines for studies on the biology of aging.

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  • Apr 2018

    National DNA Day: An Opportunity to Educate and Reflect

    Each year on April 25, science enthusiasts around the world celebrate National DNA Day by commemorating the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and discovery of the DNA double helix in 1953. DNA Day is an educational holiday organized by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) to spread awareness about the latest advances in genomic research and their impact on human health.

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  • Apr 2018

    Camden Nonprofit Honors Coriell Institute's Late President & CEO

    The Woodland Community Development Corporation (WCDC) honored the Coriell Institute for Medical Research’s late President and CEO, Michael F. Christman, PhD, over the weekend by giving a local student an award in his name.

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  • Mar 2018

    Celebrating Science at the Coriell Institute Science Fair

    Now in its 37th year, the Science Fair brings together hundreds of students from Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties to demonstrate their scientific curiosity and prowess in front of judges in hopes of taking home an award and potentially moving onto the Delaware Valley Science Fair. Coriell cherishes this event because it provides an opportunity to meet the next generation of local young scientists.

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  • Mar 2018

    From Rare Diagnosis to Fierce Advocacy

    Carrie’s daughter Hannah was born in the middle of summer in 2008 and initially appeared to be in great health. As Carrie explains on her foundation’s website, abnormalities began to appear during the first week. Hannah was checked into the neonatal intensive care unit for two weeks while doctors worked to find a diagnosis for her puzzling array of symptoms.

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  • Feb 2018

    Lawmakers Recognize Late Dr. Christman’s Lifelong Dedication to Science

    The passing of our friend and CEO , Dr. Michael Christman, at the end of 2017 was a shocking blow to all of us here at Coriell. While we knew him to be a visionary and forward thinking scientist, it was a valued reminder to us of Mike’s impact on the state and biomedical research community at large to have received formal recognition of Mike’s many contributions from our legislators in Trenton and in Washington D.C.

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  • Feb 2018

    BLITS: Advanced Software Setting Coriell Apart

    There are many biobanks in the United States but few with the size and breadth of the collections of biosamples housed here at Coriell. Maintaining these precious samples necessitates the use of more than 1,000 different pieces of equipment each with its own unique calibration and maintenance schedule. To help our biobanking staff best manage all this equipment, the application development team of Coriell’s Information Technology department developed a powerful software tool named the Biobanking Logistics Inventory Tracking System – or BLITS.

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  • Jan 2018

    Q&A with Tara Schmidlen, MS, CGC, on Genetic Counseling

    To learn more about the role of the genetic counselor, I chatted with Tara Schmidlen, MS, CGC. Tara has worked with the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative as a genetic counselor since its founding nearly 10 years ago and still acts as a consultant for the project.

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  • Dec 2017

    State Sen. Jim Beach Visits Coriell Institute

    The senator – who also serves as the Assistant Majority Leader in the New Jersey Senate – was interested in learning about the global impact of Coriell’s mission and the state-of-the-art science happening right here in Camden.

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  • Dec 2017

    What is Cytogenetics?

    Cytogenetics is an exciting, dynamic field of study which analyzes the number and structure of human and animal chromosomes.

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