News

  • Apr 2021

    FFPE Cell Pellet Scrolls Now Available from the NIGMS HGCR

    Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) scrolls are now available for the cell line GM12878 via Coriell Institute’s online catalog. This product, Repository ID: FF12878, is available as a set of FFPE scrolls of a homogenous cell pellet of GM12878.

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  • Mar 2021

    NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository Highlighted on Rare Disease Day

    The NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository was featured in a recent event recognizing Rare Disease Day 2021, highlighting the role that patients with heritable diseases play in advancing rare disease research.

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  • Jan 2021

    Characterized Reference Materials Available for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    Researchers from the Genetic Testing Reference Materials Coordination Program (GeT-RM) have published a study (PMID: 33197628) in collaboration with the NIGMS Repository, to establish genotypic characterizations of high quality reference materials for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).

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  • Nov 2020

    NIGMS Repository Presents Poster at ASHG Virtual Meeting

    The American Society for Human Genetics meeting took place virtually this year, with participants joining plenary sessions, workshops, and poster talks, spanning the last week of October.

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  • Jul 2020

    NIGMS Repository at the RARE Drug Development Symposium

    Earlier this month, Global Genes and the University of Pennsylvania Orphan Disease Center partnered to host the 2020 RARE Drug Development Symposium (RDDS)). Taking place virtually this year, the RDDS brought together patients, advocates, academic researchers, and industry sponsors to educate, collaborate, and inspire.

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  • Jun 2020

    Launch of the Coriell Catalog’s new SNP Search Tool

    NIGMS Repository catalog users now have a new tool to identify cell lines and DNA needed for their research. The new SNP Search allows users to search for a specific genetic variant...

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  • May 2020

    Coriell Institute Awarded $9.2M Biobanking Grant from National Institute of General Medical Sciences

    The Coriell Institute for Medical Research has been awarded a $9.2 million grant through an open competition from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). This five-year award keeps Coriell in place as the steward of the NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository, a world-renowned collection of high quality cell lines and DNA samples representing genetic diseases, distinct human populations around the world, and more.

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  • May 2020

    GenEng News Highlights HGCR Website as “Best of the Web”

    Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News has named the NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository website one of the “Best of the Web” in their May 2020 issue

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  • Mar 2020

    NIGMS Repository Recognizes Week of Rare Disease Day Events

    Rare Disease Day celebrated its 13th annual occurrence this year on February 29th, 2020. Rare Disease Day has been held on the last day of February since 2008, with events taking place throughout the month to raise awareness of both rare diseases and their profound impact on patients’ lives and the communities around them.

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  • Jan 2020

    Coriell Invited to AMP Annual Conference

    The NIGMS Repository was well-represented at the annual conference for the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) in Baltimore, MD this past November.

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