Investigators are partnering with the NUgene Project to further their own research interests.
The NUgene Project is collaborating with a number of investigators, providing de-identified DNA samples and clinical information for research purposes.
The first use of NUgene samples: Dr. William Pearce, Chief of Vascular Surgery at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine, will examine IL-1 and TNF-a genes to determine if alterations in these genes are more common in patients who have had an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) compared to healthy patients. NUgene provided de-identified control samples matched by age and ethnicity to the study population. Samples were selected for the absence of a medical history of AAA and inflammatory disease. For more information about this study, read the press release.
How can you access the NUgene samples?
All investigators interested in utilizing the NUgene collection must complete the following:
1. Obtain IRB approval
2. Written application to NUgene (available from the NUgene Project Director)
3. Approval by NUgene's Sample Access Committee (SAC)
4. Signed Memorandum of Understanding/Material Transfer Agreement which includes an agreement to acknowledge the NUgene Project in any research publications (available from the NUgene Project Director)
There is a charge for use of NUgene samples. This helps defray the costs of sample collection, preparation, and distribution.
To determine if NUgene's samples are appropriate for your study, to discuss your study's goals, or to obtain forms and further information, please contact NUgene's Director at (312) 695-0700 or by email.
Visit www.nugene.org for more information.