A library of induced pluripotent stem cells from clinically well-characterized, diverse healthy human individuals

Christoph Schaniel, Priyanka Dhanan, Bin Hu, Yuguang Xiong, Teeya Raghunandan, David M. Gonzalez, Rafael Dariolli, Sunita L. D'Souza, Arjun S. Yadaw, Jens Hansen, Gomathi Jayaraman, Bino Mathew, Moara Machado, Seth I. Berger, Joseph Tripodi, Vesna Najfeld, Jalaj Garg, Marc Miller, Colleen S. Surlyn, Katherine C. MichelisNeelima C. Tangirala, Himali Weerahandi, David C. Thomas, Kristin G. Beaumont, Robert Sebra, Milind Mahajan, Eric Schadt, Dusica Vidovic, Stephan C. Schürer, Joseph Goldfarb, Evren U. Azeloglu, Marc R. Birtwistle, Eric A. Sobie, Jason C. Kovacic, Nicole C. Dubois, Ravi Iyengar

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A library of well-characterized human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) lines from clinically healthy human subjects could serve as a useful resource of normal controls for in vitro human development, disease modeling, genotype-phenotype association studies, and drug response evaluation. We report generation and extensive characterization of a gender-balanced, racially/ethnically diverse library of hiPSC lines from 40 clinically healthy human individuals who range in age from 22 to 61 years. The hiPSCs match the karyotype and short tandem repeat identities of their parental fibroblasts, and have a transcription profile characteristic of pluripotent stem cells. We provide whole-genome sequencing data for one hiPSC clone from each individual, genomic ancestry determination, and analysis of mendelian disease genes and risks. We document similar transcriptomic profiles, single-cell RNA-sequencing-derived cell clusters, and physiology of cardiomyocytes differentiated from multiple independent hiPSC lines. This extensive characterization makes this hiPSC library a valuable resource for many studies on human biology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3036-3049
Number of pages14
JournalStem Cell Reports
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 14 2021


  • age- and sex-independent gene signature
  • cardiomyocytes
  • clinically well-characterized healthy subjects
  • genetic variants of mild common disease phenotypes or more severe disease with incomplete penetrance
  • induced pluripotent stem cells
  • racially/ethnically diverse
  • similar physiology and transcriptomes
  • whole-genome sequencing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology


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