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It is often desirable to have DNA samples stored from individuals and their families affected with a genetic disease. DNA may be isolated from whole blood, blood collected on filter paper, buccal swabs or from cultured cells.

We also establish permanent B lymphocyte cell lines from blood samples from patients with genetic diseases that provide a virtually unlimited source of DNA and RNA and other molecules for genetic or biochemical analyses. Our facilities are equipped with tissue culture rooms and liquid nitrogen tanks to store samples for years (for more information, see Services of the Molecular Genetics and Gene Therapy Division).

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