Sample Repository for Human Genetic Research

The NHGRI Sample Repository for Human Genetic Research offers DNA samples and cell lines from twenty-seven populations, including the samples used for the International HapMap Project, the HapMap 3 Project and the 1000 Genomes Project (except for the CEPH samples). 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.


NEW!  The final release of the 1000 Genomes Project Phase 3 variant set is now available on the 1000 Genomes Project FTP site, including a newly added VCF file for chromosome Y. For more information about the data set, and for links to access the data, please visit the 1000 Genomes Project website.

1000 Genomes and HapMap Projects standard population DNA panels of 62-120 DNA samples at $1,000 or less. DNA panels contain 2µg DNA per sample, normalized to 100ng/µl from unrelated individuals. For more information about DNA and cell lines available on these populations, visit the 1000 Genomes Project website:


  • Apr 2015

    International HapMap Project Samples Have Impact on Population-based Genetic Anlaysis

    Data obtained from HapMap samples has been used in a comparison study to confirm the association of 10 genetic variants associated with Kawasaki Disease in the Chinese Han population.

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  • Mar 2015

    The African Genome Variation Project Brings New Insights for Disease Studies in Africa

    An article published on GenomeWeb in December 2014 titled, “African Genome Variation Project Enlightens Population History, Provides Basis for Disease Studies” highlights the collaborative efforts of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, the US National Institutes of Health, the UK Medical Research Council, and other research institutions to analyze the genomes of approximately 1,800 individuals representing 18 ethno-linguistic groups in Western, Eastern and Southern Africa.

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  • Jan 2015

    Exploring the Genetics of the 2014 Ebola Outbreak

    An article titled “Tracking the 2014 Ebola Outbreak Through Its Genes” (Smithsonian.com, August 2014) highlights the efforts of the Broad Institute at Harvard University to track the spread of the Ebola virus using genetic detective work.

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  • Oct 2014

    Coriell Scientists Attend Genetics Summit

    A group of Coriell scientists traveled to San Diego in October and represented the Institute at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting.

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  • Jul 2014

    Identification of Rare Variants Linked to Increased Risk for Lung Cancer

    An international consortium of research scientists used results from the 1000 Genomes Project to identify rare variants

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