Coriell Institute Awarded $4.6 Million from NHGRI to Maintain Biobank

The National Human Genome Research Institute has renewed its collaborative agreement with the Coriell Institute for Medical Research. For another five years, Coriell will continue to manage the NHGRI Sample Repository for Human Genetic Research, a collection of cell lines and DNA for use in research around the world.

“The NHGRI Sample Repository for Human Genetic Research is a treasure for genetics research and it’s an honour to be selected to continue our role as the collection’s host,” said Jean-Pierre Issa, MD, President and CEO of Coriell. “The samples contained in this collection were used in several of the most important studies in human genetics and its focus on increasing diversity in human genetics research is potentially transformative.”

This collection was first established by NHGRI in 2006 as a public resource for scientists investigating human genetic variation carried by populations living around the world. Fifteen years later, it is still considered one of the most important resources in human genetics and genomics.

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