Biobanking | CHOP Research Institute


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Aug 27, 2021
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This study involves the collection of medical information and samples from people with a confirmed or suspected leukodystrophy or related disorder affecting the white matter of the brain, as well as "healthy controls" who are not known to be affected by one of these disorders.

The Center for Applied Genomics (CAG) develops new and better ways to diagnose and treat children with genetic disorders, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, asthm

The Biorepository Resource Center assists investigators, divisions, and centers in the collection, tracking, storage, processing, and distribution of biobanked specimens across CHOP Research Institute.

Dr. Hakonarson is director of the Center for Applied Genomics and professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He leads a $40 million commitment from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to genomically characterize approximately 100,000 children, an initiative that has gained nationwide attention in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Time Magazine, Nature, and Science.

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Published on
Feb 28, 2018
On Rare Disease Day, a guest blogger discusses the lack of high quality biospecimens for research and how our experts are working to change that.