Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Initiative

HipSci brings together diverse constituents in genomics, proteomics, cell biology and clinical genetics to create a global iPS cell resource

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About HipSci

About us

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HipSci Cell Line Page

Cell Lines

Hundreds of iPSC lines derived from healthy and rare disease donors.

HipSci Data Page


Extensive characterisation data available for all iPSC lines

About HipSci

The Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Initiative (HipSci) is generating a large, high-quality reference panel of human iPSC lines for the research community.

HipSci stands apart from other iPSC projects in a number of respects:

  • Magnitude – HipSci is systematically generating iPSCs from hundreds of donors using a standardised experimental pipeline.
  • Cell line availability – HipSci’s cell lines are produced as a global iPSC resource. The cell lines are readily available from two cell banks (ECACC and EBiSC), for use by the wider research community.
  • Cohorts – HipSci’s reference panel comprises hundreds of cell lines from phenotypically healthy donors, plus several cohorts of donors with inherited genetic diseases.
  • The data – – Each line generated is extensively characterised. Assays include genotyping by array, expression array, methylation array, RNA-seq, Exome-seq, proteomics mass spectrometry, and high content cellular phenotyping.

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