Coriell Institute

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.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.