News

  • May 2020

    Coriell Catalog SNP Search is Now Available

    Coriell recently added a new tool to help researchers identify the biospecimens they need for their research. Using Coriell’s new SNP Search tool, users can now search Coriell collections of cells and DNA for individual genetic variants using Reference SNP cluster IDs (or rsIDs).

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  • Apr 2020

    Via Video Chat, the Coriell Institute Science Fair Carries On

    For nearly 40 years, the Coriell Institute has hosted a regional science fair for students in our area in the spring. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this year’s fair on Saturday was a little different.

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  • Mar 2020

    FAQ: Coriell Institute and COVID-19

    Like so many around the world, we at the Coriell Institute for Medical Research are monitoring the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking all necessary precautions to meet our business and customers’ needs while keeping our employees safe and healthy. We have received a number of questions from our customers about our operations during these unprecedented times and we would like to answer some of the most pressing questions here.

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  • Mar 2020

    Rare Disease Day at Coriell – Patient Advocates as Drivers of Science

    For decades, the Coriell Institute for Medical Research has played an important role in the world of rare disease research, but this year, it tried something a little different. On Monday, March 2, Coriell hosted rare disease advocates and scientists alike for its first annual Rare Disease Day at Coriell, an event celebrating the important role that patient advocates play in advancing science.

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  • Oct 2019

    Patients’ Growing Role in Rare Disease Research

    When Taruna Reddy’s daughter Alya began having seizures as an infant, she and her husband Nicholas Vassalli understood something serious could be afoot. “We knew there was a big problem,” she said. “We weren’t sitting there thinking that this was going to go away.”

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  • Oct 2019

    Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative Study Moves to Research Phase

    Since the study was first launched in 2008, the focus has been on recruiting patients and delivering personalized participant reports. In that time, we recruited more than 7,000 people, and delivered dozens of health reports to each participant. However, that phase of the CPMC has come to an end.

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  • Oct 2019

    NJ Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker Tours Coriell Institute

    We at the Coriell Institute for Medical Research were pleased to welcome New Jersey Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker and members of his staff to our Camden Facility on Thursday.

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  • Aug 2019

    The NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository: An FAQ

    One way to get involved is to donate a biological sample to a public biobank such as the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Repository at the Coriell Institute. We work with scientists to make sure they have the material – cells and DNA – they need to conduct their research. The fact is that without biological samples, this type of research would be impossible, so the scientific value of your participation cannot be overstated. When patients donate to the NIGMS Repository, they are opening the possibility that the next scientific breakthrough might be made using their very own cell lines or DNA.

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  • Jul 2019

    Working Towards a Cure, No Matter What

    As a computer scientist, Laura Trutoiu knows that where there is a problem, there is a solution. That solution, or even just the path to a solution, may not be obvious at the start, but there is always a step to be taken. There is always an action that will move one closer to the light at the end of the tunnel. Forward momentum is the only option.

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  • Jul 2019

    Famed Harvard Geneticist George Church Tell Personal Story of Important Human Genome Reference Samples Housed at Coriell

    In a recent episode of The Moth, a storytelling podcast, famed Geneticist George Church offered the personal history – including how he put his own skin in the game -- of an important collection of reference materials, adopted by NIST (National Institute of Standard and Technology) and housed and distributed by the NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository at the Coriell Institute for Medical Research.

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