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NYSCF and NIH create cell models of rare and undiagnosed diseases
Date:11/21/2013

NEW YORK, NY (November 21, 2013) In what is anticipated to be a major step forward for rare disease research, The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute is partnering with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undiagnosed Disease Program (UDP). NYSCF scientists will generate stem cell lines from 100 patients in the UDP and collaborate with UDP researchers to better understand and potentially treat select rare diseases. While working collaboratively under this agreement, neither NIH nor NYSCF will receive funding. This partnership will leverage investments made using government (NIH) and private (NYSCF) dollars to ensure that research into rare diseases will move forward efficiently and effectively.

In 2008, the NIH developed the UDP to study patients with rare diseases, track their progression and symptoms, and obtain biological specimen samples to help pinpoint the root cause of their ailments. These patients, whose disorders have long-eluded diagnosis, provide skin samples that will be used to generate stem cell lines on the NYSCF Global Stem Cell Array, a robotic technology that automates the derivation process. "The NYSCF Global Stem Cell Array provides us with the critical ability to produce accurate cell models of these rare diseases, serving as 'windows onto disease,'" said Susan L. Solomon, CEO of NYSCF.

"This collaborative effort has the potential to create new disease models that will reveal whether candidate gene variants are responsible for a patient's disease," said Dr. William Gahl, Director of the NIH UDP. "In addition, the stem cells can illustrate new mechanisms with broad applicability to more common disorders." Gahl also noted that this venture may eventually be expanded to other centers within the Undiagnosed Diseases Network. The network is a group of 5 to 7 clinical sites, in addition to the UDP, that the NIH Common Fund will establish within the coming year.

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Contact: David McKeon
dmckeon@nyscf.org
212-365-7440
New York Stem Cell Foundation
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