MRC-Wellcome Trust Human Developmental Biology Resource: enabling studies of human developmental gene expression

Trends Genet. 2005 Nov;21(11):586-90. doi: 10.1016/j.tig.2005.08.011. Epub 2005 Sep 9.


A striking finding of the human and mouse genome sequencing projects is that, although there are many differences between the two species, they have similar numbers of genes. The differences arise during development and are driven, in part, by changes in gene expression. The MRC-Wellcome Trust Human Developmental Biology Resource (HDBR) is a unique resource that provides human embryonic and foetal tissues to the scientific community, enabling gene-expression studies at these crucial periods of development.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Embryonic Development*
  • Gene Expression Profiling
  • Genes, Developmental*
  • Genome*
  • Genome, Human
  • Humans
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Tissue Banks*