Cells, Tissue, DNA


Brain Banks and Related Resources

  • Stores postmortem brain specimens from neurologically impaired individuals and controls.
  • Stores samples of brain, spinal cord, cerebrospinal fluid, blood, and other tissue from HIV-infected individuals.
  • Stores standardized clinical and neuropathological data from 29 NIA-funded Alzheimer's Disease Centers (ADCs) nationwide.
  • Stores samples of pre- and post-mortem brain, spinal cord, cerebrospinal fluid, serum, blood cells and urine for research on nervous system disorders.

Repositories for Human Cells, DNA, and Genetic Data

  • Banks DNA and cell lines from families with multiple individuals affected by Alzheimer's disease or related diseases.
NIH Repositories at Washington University, St. Louis
  • NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository:
    Contains nearly 10,000 cell lines and corresponding DNA from individuals with inherited diseases, apparently healthy individuals, and individuals of diverse geographic origins.
  • NINDS Human Genetics Resource Center:
    Banks cells and DNA from individuals with Parkinson's disease, stroke, epilepsy and motor neuron disease. Is expanding to include Tourette's syndrome.
  • NIA Aging Cell Repository:
    Includes cell lines and DNA from individuals with premature aging syndromes, and individuals with a diagnosis or risk of familial Alzheimer's disease.
  • Stores clinical data, cell lines and DNA from affected and unaffected individuals in families with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and Alzheimer's disease.

Stem Cells and Cell Culture

  • Lists sources of the human embryonic stem cell lines that are eligible for federal funding.
  • Established by NCRR to provide human and rodent stem cells isolated from adult bone marrow.
  • Established by NCRR to provide customized, large scale, cell culture services for basic research laboratories.

cDNA Resources

  • Database of cDNAs expressed in human and animal eye sorted by organism, type of eye tissue, and disease, where applicable.
NIH Gene Collections