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The NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository, sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, provides scientists around the world with resources for cell and genetic research. Established in 1972 at the Coriell Institute for Medical Research, the NIGMS Repository contains more than 11,400 cell lines, primarily fibroblasts and transformed lymphoblasts, and over 5,800 DNA samples. Currently, the NIGMS HGCR catalog also contains over 40 iPSC lines. Repository samples represent a variety of disease states, chromosomal abnormalities, apparently healthy individuals and many distinct human populations.
Data on this website and information derived from the samples in the NIGMS Repository may not be used to determine the identity of any individual who provided a sample. Please direct any questions about this policy to NIGMS@coriell.org.
The NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository at the Coriell Institute has partnered with the FSH Society to make available an important collection of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) cell lines.read more
Patients who participate in both a public research biobank – like the NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository – and a clinical data registry – such as GenomeConnect – directly increase the amount of data available to scientists.read more
In an effort to refine their Reference Material initiative, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will now offer samples from two family trios hosted in the Personal Genome Project Collection at the Coriell Institute for Medical Research.read more