Apparently Healthy

The NIGMS Repository hosts a large collection of cell lines and DNA samples from Apparently Healthy individuals. This refers to samples collected from individuals that have not been diagnosed with a genetic disease at the time of sample collection. This does not necessarily mean that the samples do not contain any mutations or alterations in all biomedically relevant genes.

Click the images below to view information and available samples from our Apparently Healthy Sub-collections


Apparently Healthy: By-the-Numbers

Apparently Healthy Samples

  • CEPH

    • See available family kits here (52)

    • See all available samples here (1668)

  • Undiagnosed controls

    • See available cell lines here (625)

    • See available DNA samples here (307)

  • Personal Genome Project

    • See all available samples here (143)

  • Multiple Cell lines from the Same Individual

    • Cell Lines from Neonatal Foreskins (Melanocyte, Keratinocyte, and Fibroblasts)

      • See available samples here (48 samples from 19 individuals)

    • Multiple EBV-transformed Lymphoblast Cell Lines from Individuals

      • See available samples here (58 samples from 6 individuals)