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Human Genome News, January-March 1996; 7(5)

Coriell Cell Repositories Seeking, Distributing Material

The National Institute on Aging Cell Repository. Blood or biopsy material is requested from well-documented patients with diseases related to aging to establish cell cultures for distribution to the scientific community.

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences' Human Genetic Mutant Cell Repository. Cell cultures and DNA are being distributed for the following:

  • Regional mapping panels, consisting of 5 to 10 human-rodent somatic cell hybrids with deletion or derivative human chromosomes, for chromosomes 3, 4, 5, 11, 15, 17, and 18.
  • Standards for comparative genome hybridization containing from 1 to 5 X chromosomes: 45, X; 46, XX; 47, XXX; 48, XXXX; and 49, XXXXX. An additional one, 49, XYYYY, is also available.
  • Patients with characterized BRCA1 gene mutations (including missense, nonsense, and frameshift mutations) and other familial breast cancer patients.

[Contact: Coriell Cell Repositories (800/752-3805 or 609/757-4848, Fax: -9737]

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