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National Human Genome Center

Director: Paulette Furbert-Harris, Ph.D.

Summary:

The National Human Genome Center at Howard University is a comprehensive resource for genomic research on African Americans and other African Diaspora populations, distinguished by a diverse social context for framing biology as well as the ethical, legal, and social implications of knowledge gained from the human genome project and research on genome variation. The vision for the NHGC is founded upon Howard University’s history of providing leadership for America and the global community in the critical areas of education, health, and social justice.

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Biological Specimens

  • Blood ( Biological Specimen )

    These tissue sample have associated clinical data collected as African American Hereditary and Sporadic Breast Cancer Study. Blood samples associated with this study are inventoried and stored within the National Human Genome Biorepository. Clinical data is available. ~300 cases and 500 controls. 218 frozen tissue samples. Clinical data is available.

  • Breast Lymphocytes ( Biological Specimen )

    1871 lymphocyte samples are stored from this study as well as 218 associated frozen tissue samples. These samples were taken from several breast cancer families with probands and unaffected family members. Additional sporadic breast cancer cases and population controls were recruited. ~300 cases and 500 controls

  • DNA ( Biological Specimen )

    DNA from students from Howard University (ages 18-23) with demographic and pigmentation index (score)

  • DNA ( Biological Specimen )

    DNA taken from 69 Vitiligo study participants. Clinical and phenotype data is available.

  • DNA ( Biological Specimen )

    215 DNA samples collected from an alcohol dependence study

  • DNA from Alcohol Dependence Study Participants ( Biological Specimen )

    604 DNA samples taken from participants enrolled in the "Alcohol Dependence Study"

  • DNA of persons with Type II Diabetes ( Biological Specimen )

    DNA samples taken from 1784 persons whom participated in the "Africa America Diabetes Mellitus Study"

  • Frozen Breast Tissue ( Biological Specimen )

    These tissue sample have associated clinical data collected as African American Hereditary and Sporadic Breast Cancer Study. Samples associated with this study are inventoried and stored within the National Human Genome Biorepository. Clinical data is available. ~300 cases and 500 controls. 218 frozen tissue samples

  • Lymphocytes associated with Prostate Cancer ( Biological Specimen )

    Theses prostate lymphocyte samples are inventoried and stored within the National Human Genome Biorepository. Clinical data is available

  • Prostate Cancer DNA samples ( Biological Specimen )

    Theses prostate samples are inventoried and stored within the National Human Genome Biorepository. Clinical data is available.

  • Prostatic Buffy Coat ( Biological Specimen )

    Buffy Coat from sase-control study of sporadic prostate cancer. ~400 cases and 400 controls.

Human Studies

  • Africa America Diabete Mellitus Study ( Human Study )

    Case-Control study of Type II Diabetes. Samples associated with this study are inventoried and stored within the National Human Genome Biorepository. Clinical data is available.

  • African American Hereditary and Sporadic Breast Cancer Study ( Human Study )

    Several breast cancer families with probands and unaffected family members. Additional sporadic breast cancer cases and population controls were recruited. ~300 cases and 500 controls. 218 frozen tissue samples and 1871 lymphocyte samples are stored from this study.

  • African American Hereditary Prostate Cancer ( Human Study )

    ~93 families with probands and family members- criteria for hereditary prostate cancer include 3 first degree relatives with prostate cancer. Samples associated with this study are inventoried and stored within the National Human Genome Biorepository. Clinical data is available.

  • Alcohol Dependence Study ( Qualitative human study )

    Qualitative study conducted with 215 DNA samples associated

  • Biology of Alcohol Dependence Study ( Human Study )

    Case-control study of alcohols dependence and depression. Clinical and phenotype data is available. 604 DNA samples taken from the study participants are also available.

  • Howard University Prostate cancer study (sporadic) ( Human Study )

    Case-control study of sporadic prostate cancer. ~400 cases and 400 controls). Clinical data is available.

  • Howard University Vitiligo Study ( Human Study )

    Howard University Vitiligo Study. Clinical and phenotype data is available. 69 DNA samples are stored.

  • Pigmentation Study ( Human Study )

    DNA from 160 students from Howard University (ages 18-23) with demographic and pigmentation index (score). Phenotype date is available.


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