• Jun 2023

    GWAS Study Bolsters Links Between Genome and Caffeine Consumption

    New research from the Coriell Institute for Medical Research bolsters the links between one’s genetics and caffeine consumption and identifies areas of the genome where genetic variations may cause variations in consumption. Titled “Genome-wide Association Study of Caffeine Consumption Using Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative Data,” the article detailing these results was published last month in Genetics & Molecular Medicine.

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  • Jan 2023

    Samples from Nonhuman Primates Now Available from NIA’s Aging Cell Repository

    Biological samples from nonhuman primates are now available from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Aging Cell Repository. The collection of nonhuman primate biomaterials available for distribution has recently been expanded to include 27 unique species, up from 10 previously. Several species have a broad representation of sex and age.

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  • Jan 2023

    Coriell Welcomes Xiaoxin Luke Chen, MD, PhD, to its Research Team

    Recent work from Dr. Chen’s lab has focused on metabolism and cell signaling with regard to esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, a type of cancer that forms in the lining of the esophagus. His team has published numerous papers in leading journals, including the Journal of Pathology, Nature, and Cell Stem Cell.

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  • Sep 2022

    Coriell Scientists Awarded Grants to Study Cancer Epigenetics, Improve Therapies

    The New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research has awarded two Coriell scientists a pair of grants to support research into the epigenetic underpinnings of cancer and how this knowledge can be used to improve treatments. These grants, each for $400,000, will support two research programs for two years.

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  • Apr 2022

    New Stem Cell Lines added to the National Institute on Aging’s Cell Repository

    Three novel human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) lines have been added to the Aging Cell Repository of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), a biorepository of cell lines and DNA that includes samples from aging cohorts and premature aging disorders. The biorepository has been in the care of the Coriell Institute for Medical Research for nearly 50 years.

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  • Feb 2022

    William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation Awards Coriell Institute Grant for Cancer Research

    The William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation has awarded the Coriell Institute for Medical Research a $500,000 grant to support the Institute’s ongoing cancer research. The grant, structured for disbursement over three years, will allow for the hiring of additional scientists and the acquisition of state-of-the-art laboratory equipment.

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  • Oct 2021

    High Molecular Weight DNA Now Available from NIGMS and NHGRI Collections

    The NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository (HGCR) and NHGRI Sample Repository for Human Genetic Research (SRHGR) now offer high molecular weight (HMW) DNA samples isolated from cell lines in the collections. HMW DNA is useful for long-read next-generation sequencing and studies that investigate large-scale genomic variation such as structural variation.

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  • Sep 2021

    Coriell Institute for Medical Research, Van Andel Institute Awarded Estimated $12.4 Million SPORE Grant from National Cancer Institute

    The Coriell Institute for Medical Research and Van Andel Institute (VAI) have been awarded a prestigious Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (or SPORE) grant from the National Cancer Institute. The five-year grant valued at an estimated $12.4 million will support nearly 20 scientists as they work to improve epigenetic therapies for cancer.

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  • Aug 2021

    Coriell Institute Awarded $4.6 Million from National Human Genome Research Institute to Maintain Biobank

    Under the new collaborative agreement, the Coriell Institute for Medical Research will house the NHGRI Sample Repository for Human Genetic Research for another five years. This collection was first established by NHGRI in 2006 as a public resource for scientists investigating human genetic variation carried by populations living around the world.

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  • Mar 2021

    FFPE Cell Pellet Scrolls Now Available from the NIGMS HGCR

    Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) scrolls are now available for the cell line GM12878 via the Coriell Institute for Medical Research’s online catalog. This product, Repository ID: FF12878, is available as a set of FFPE scrolls of a homogenous cell pellet of GM12878.

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