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NIGMS awards contract to expand human genetic cell repository
Date:1/25/2010

understanding of human genetic variation, the HGCR collection also includes cell lines and DNA samples from populations around the world and from several ethnic groups within the United States.

Under the new contract, the HGCR will also begin meeting custom orders, such as for panels of RNA samples or cells grown under specific conditions.

The HGCR distributes samples for a nominal fee through a Web-based catalog. Each entry includes detailed information about the clinical characteristics of the donor as well as the genetic and biochemical features of the cell line.

Samples in the repository come with informed consent from people with inherited diseases and from healthy donors. The repository protects the privacy of donors by stripping its records of personally identifying information.


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Contact: Alisa Machalek
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