The CPMC study aims to provide participants with their genetic and non-genetic risks for disease and drug response and monitor how their behaviors change.
Michael Christman from the Coriell Institute for Medical Research has died, according to the institute.
The cell lines were edited with CRISPR/Cas9 to create fusions of GFP with the proteins of interest, allowing researchers to image structures in real time.
The new grant provides Coriell with funding for five years to maintain the repository of cell lines, DNA, and genotype and sequence data.
The medical research institute is licensing the technology in order to develop future versions of it, and add new functions and services.
Researchers now have access to 300 pluripotent stem cell lines to study disease.
The award will support a collection of biosamples used in aging research and housed at the institute.
The grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences will support a biobank with cell lines and DNA samples representing 890 diseases.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institute of General Medical Sciences plans to provide up to $2.8 million next year to fund the NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Agilent Technologies said this week that it has inked a partnership with South Korea's Center for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology to help advance women scientists and engineers in that country.
Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.
St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.
In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.