• Jun 2021

    NIGMS Repository Teams Up with Cure SURF1 for Urgently Needed Fibroblasts

    The mission was clear. Kasey Woleben needed to collect dozens of skin punches from members of her group, Cure SURF1, and she needed to get fibroblast cells from those samples safely to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Researchers there had been working on a gene therapy treatment for SURF1 and it was vital to have the cells to prepare an application to the FDA.

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  • May 2021

    NIGMS Repository at the 2021 ISBER Annual Meeting

    The International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) hosted its annual meeting from May 10-14, 2021 and it was attended by several representatives from the NIGMS Repository and the Coriell Institute’s Repository Leadership Team.

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  • Apr 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 Coriell Institute’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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  • Mar 2021

    NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository Highlighted on Rare Disease Day

    The NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository was featured in a recent event recognizing Rare Disease Day 2021, highlighting the role that patients with heritable diseases play in advancing rare disease research.

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  • Jan 2021

    Characterized Reference Materials Available for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    Researchers from the Genetic Testing Reference Materials Coordination Program (GeT-RM) have published a study (PMID: 33197628) in collaboration with the NIGMS Repository, to establish genotypic characterizations of high quality reference materials for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).

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  • Nov 2020

    NIGMS Repository Presents Poster at ASHG Virtual Meeting

    The American Society for Human Genetics meeting took place virtually this year, with participants joining plenary sessions, workshops, and poster talks, spanning the last week of October.

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  • Jul 2020

    NIGMS Repository at the RARE Drug Development Symposium

    Earlier this month, Global Genes and the University of Pennsylvania Orphan Disease Center partnered to host the 2020 RARE Drug Development Symposium (RDDS)). Taking place virtually this year, the RDDS brought together patients, advocates, academic researchers, and industry sponsors to educate, collaborate, and inspire.

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  • Jun 2020

    Launch of the Coriell Catalog’s new SNP Search Tool

    NIGMS Repository catalog users now have a new tool to identify cell lines and DNA needed for their research. The new SNP Search allows users to search for a specific genetic variant...

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  • May 2020

    Coriell Institute Awarded $9.2M Biobanking Grant from National Institute of General Medical Sciences

    The Coriell Institute for Medical Research has been awarded a $9.2 million grant through an open competition from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). This five-year award keeps Coriell in place as the steward of the NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository, a world-renowned collection of high quality cell lines and DNA samples representing genetic diseases, distinct human populations around the world, and more.

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  • May 2020

    GenEng News Highlights HGCR Website as “Best of the Web”

    Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News has named the NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository website one of the “Best of the Web” in their May 2020 issue

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