According to a news source, the Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository (RUCDR) has received a $44.5-million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to fund RUCDR’s NIMH Center for Collaborative Genomics on Mental Health Disorders, which provides services such as tissue sample collection, processing and advanced statistical and analytical consulting to NIMH investigators.

RUCDR provides DNA, RNA and cell lines with clinical data to hundreds of research laboratories around the world that use the information for studies on mental health and developmental disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, diabetes, and digestive, liver and kidney diseases. Some 85 percent of the funds will apparently be used at RUCDR’s Piscataway, New Jerseybased lab, and the remainder will be spent on support services from Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Southern California, which are part of the NIMH Center for Collaborative Genetic Studies on Mental Disorders. See, June 27, 2013.