CDC Cell and DNA

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cell and DNA Repository

The CDC and the Coriell Institute for Medical Research announce the availability of samples derived from transformed cell lines for use in molecular genetic testing. The DNA samples prepared from these reference cell lines are available through the Coriell Cell Repositories. Diseases include cystic fibrosis (CF), 5' 10' methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase deficiency (MTHFR), HFE-associated hereditary hemochromatosis, Huntington disease (HD), fragile X syndrome, Muenke syndrome, connexin 26-associated deafness, and alpha-thalassemia.

CDC GeT-RM Program

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Genetic Testing Reference Material Coordination Program (GeT-RM), together with Coriell and the genetics community has characterized more than 5800 loci in over 400 cell line based genomic DNA reference materials for genes responsible for genetic disorders and polymorphic loci.  These materials are available from the NIGMS and NHGRI Repositories at Coriell.