EGRP News Flash - September 11, 2012
NIH Resource for Linking Genes, Environmental Exposure, and Disease
The Environmental Polymorphisms Registry (EPR) is an ongoing project sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to help scientists screen for genetic polymorphisms in "environmentally sensitive genes." The EPR provides access to DNA from more than 17,000 individuals, who may be called back for more detailed studies.
A major objective of the EPR is to facilitate studies that require ascertainment by genotype. Therefore, priority will be given to genotyping projects that are likely to lead to follow-up studies.
The EPR is available to scientists interested in using its data. Scientists must complete a request form, submit a brief project proposal, and sign a material transfer agreement. Non-NIEHS investigators will be charged for receiving EPR samples, which helps defray the costs of sample collection, preparation, and distribution. An estimate for the cost of the samples will be provided to the recipient by NIEHS.