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).


NEW!   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 2016

    Coriell Institute Wins National Institutes of Health Award

    The Coriell Institute for Medical Research has received a $4.25M grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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  • Jun 2016

    Study IGHV1-69 Gene Could Inspire Universal Flu Vaccine

    IGHV1-69 is one of approximately 50 genes responsible for antibody generation against the influenza A virus. The findings of this study will contribute to ongoing efforts to develop a "universal" flu vaccine.

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  • Mar 2016

    Function of Short Tandem Repeats Discovered to be Regulation of Gene Expression

    Utilizing genotype and gene expression data obtained from 1000 Genomes samples, researchers at Columbia University studied the function of Short Tandem Repeats in gene expression.

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