NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded a $27 million contract to the Coriell Institute for Medical Research to expand and continue operation of the NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository (HGCR).

Under the five-year contract, the HGCR will enhance its collection of human cell lines by adding induced pluripotent stem cells that carry disease gene mutations.

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