Sample Repository for Human Genetic Research

The NHGRI Sample Repository for Human Genetic Research offers DNA samples and cell lines from the populations used for the International HapMap Project, the HapMap 3 Project and the 1000 Genomes Project. All of the samples were contributed with consent to broad data release and to their use in many future studies, including for extensive genotyping and sequencing, gene expression and proteomics studies, and all other types of genetic variation research. The samples include no identifying or phenotypic information, and are high-quality resources for the study of genetic variation in a range of human populations.

The map above represents all 28 populations in both the HapMap and 1000 Genomes Projects.  The NHGRI Repository houses samples from 27 of these populations.  The CEPH Utah samples are available through the NIGMS Repository (https://catalog.coriell.org/1/NIGMS).

Over 3700 unique cell culturesand DNA samples


  • The International Genome Sample Resource has released a new data portal that makes it easier to search and browse the 1000 Genomes Project data.


  • Sep 2020

    Human Pangenome Reference Consortium

    Coriell is a proud partner of the Human Pangenome Reference Consortium. A major goal of the project is to create a genome reference that is representative of human genetic diversity.

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  • May 2020

    New SNP Search Tool

    NHGRI Repository catalog users now have a new tool to identify cell lines and DNA needed for their research. SNP Search allows users to search for a specific genetic variant among Coriell-housed samples that were included in the Phase 3 1000 Genomes Project whole genome sequencing dataset (see more details here).

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  • Feb 2020

    Psychiatric Genomics Consortium Study Reveals that Many Psychiatric Disorders Arise from Common Genes

    In a study published in the journal Cell, scientists from the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium analyzed genetic data from over 600,000 people to see if they could identify genetic variants that increase the risk for one or more psychiatric disorders to study how the variants may contribute to a broad spectrum of mental health disorders.

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