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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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  • Apr 2019

    National DNA Day: Recognizing Historic Breakthroughs with an Eye on the Horizon

    Since its inception nearly 70 years ago, the Coriell Institute for Medical Research has been committed to the betterment of human health. In that time, Coriell’s work has evolved as science has advanced, but over the decades, the Institute’s priority has remained centered on DNA and the ways that our genetic information can be used to better understand and improve our health.

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  • Apr 2019

    Coriell’s New President & CEO Lays Out Vision for Institute

    Six weeks into his role as the Coriell Institute for Medical Research’s new President and CEO, Jean-Pierre Issa, MD, recently laid out his vision for Coriell to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s John George.

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  • Feb 2019

    Biobanking’s Critical Role in Rare Disease Research

    For many years, the Coriell Institute for Medical Research has been a proud member of the rare disease community. Our founder, the famed virologist Lewis L. Coriell, collaborated with the National Institute for General Medical Science’s on the creation of the Human Genetic Cell Repository, a collection of cell and DNA samples representing heritable disorders and chromosomal abnormalities, stored at our facility for use in medical research.

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  • Aug 2018

    Coriell Scientists Publish Study on Genetic Stability of LCLs

    Lymphoblastoid cell lines are commonly used in genetic and genomic research. Once immortalized, these cells serve as a renewable source of DNA, but after a cell line has been passaged and expanded several times, how reliable is the genetic material it yields?

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  • Jul 2018

    AWISNJ: New Jersey’s Coriell, Closing the Gender Gap in STEM

    The New Jersey Chapter for the Association for Women in Science recently wrote about the Coriell Institute for Medical Research and the way it bucks the trend regarding gender disparity in STEM.

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  • Jul 2018

    Where the NIGMS Does its Biobanking

    Global Genes’ podcast, RAREcast, recently interviewed the Coriell Institute for Medical Research’s Deborah Requesens, PhD, about the National Institute for General Medical Science’s Human Genetic Cell Repository at Coriell and the role that biobanking plays in genetic research.

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  • May 2018

    The NIA Aging Cell Repository: Facilitating Research with Aging Cells

    Cells change as we age. Cell function in a 21-year-old is different from that of a 71-year-old. Understanding that aging cells would be critical to aging research, one of NIA’s first tasks as a new Institute in 1974 was to establish a repository to obtain, characterize, store, and distribute cell lines for studies on the biology of aging.

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  • Apr 2018

    National DNA Day: An Opportunity to Educate and Reflect

    Each year on April 25, science enthusiasts around the world celebrate National DNA Day by commemorating the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and discovery of the DNA double helix in 1953. DNA Day is an educational holiday organized by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) to spread awareness about the latest advances in genomic research and their impact on human health.

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