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Service Functions

  • Distribute well characterized brain specimens to approved investigators (see, Distribution of Resources tab)
  • Prepare high quality tissue, RNA and DNA and other derivative samples for distribution to approved investigators
  • Provide scientific advice on neuroanatomical, molecular, clinical and technical aspects of projects involving human brain tissue
  • Perform molecular and genetic studies
  • Assist medical examiner’s offices by providing neuropathology reports
  • Disseminate data to the scientific community within and outside NIH using custom and publicly available databases