NINDS Human Genetics Resource Center

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is committed to gene discovery, as a strategy for identifying the genetic causes and correlates of nervous system disorders. The NINDS Human Genetics Resource Center banks samples donated by individuals with cerebrovascular disease, dystonia, epilepsy, motor neuron disease, Parkinsonism and Tourette Syndrome, as well as population controls

Available samples 


New Cerebrovascular Disease Samples Available!

More than 1000 DNA samples from the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) project  have been added to the NINDS Human Genetics Resource Center and are available through the catalog to the scientific community. Since 2003, REGARDS, a NINDS funded project, has worked to better understand geographic and ethnic contributions to risk of stroke.


  • Apr 2024

    A blood-based marker of mitochondrial DNA damage in Parkinson’s disease

    This article describes a PCR-based assay (Mito DNADX) that quantifies mtDNA damage in a scalable platform.

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  • Sep 2023

    PIKFYVE inhibition mitigates disease in models of diverse forms of ALS

    Cell lines available through the NINDS Human Genetics Resource Center were utilized in this study of PIKFYVE kinase inhibition.

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  • Sep 2022

    A Multi-center Genome-wide Association Study of Cervical Dystonia

    This article summarizes the largest genome-wide association study of dystonia so far conducted using NINDS Repository cervical dystonia samples.

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