The NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository

Rating: Excellent

Strong Points: Lots of information about available cell lines and many additional resources

The NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository, from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and the Coriell Institute for Medical Research, is a great resource for researchers using human cell lines. The website provides an enormous amount of resources, including information about the lines available and how to order them, information about characterized mutations, and phenotypic overviews for a set of diseases. Additionally, the website contains information about other services they provide, such as laboratory testing of stem cells, DNA isolation, and biobanking. Users can browse through cell lines based on disease, mutation, or catalog ID, and create an account to order directly from the center. The NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository is an excellent resource and worth checking out.

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