Cell line and DNA Biobank from patients affected by Genetic Diseases


Istituto Giannina Gaslini
Mirella Filocamo
IGG-GB was established in 1975 as part of the UOSD Centro di diagnostica genetica e biochimica delle malattie metaboliche Laboratory. Being situated at the G. Gaslini Institute with a longstanding tradition and internationally recognized expertise in the diagnosis of, and research into, rare genetic diseases, the Biobank has constantly benefited from the extensive Institutional facilities. In 2010, IGG-GB was officially recognised by the Regione Liguria (DGR n. 34-2010). Supported by Telethon grants since 1993, at present IGG-GB is part of Telethon Network of Genetic Biobanks (http://biobanknetwork.telethon.it/). IGG-GB operates in compliance within the Italian and international regulations. The Biobank consists of biospecimens (dermal fibroblasts, EBV-lymphoblasts, amniocytes, chorionic villous cells and RNAs/DNAs) derived from patients affected by more than 250 different genetic defects. To date, the activity of the Biobank is acknowledged in about 200 scientific papers.