ARID1B haploinsufficiency induced by missense or nonsense mutations of ARID1B is a cause of Coffin-Siris syndrome (CSS), a neurodevelopmental disorder associated with intellectual disability. At present, no appropriate human stem cell model for ARID1B-associated CSS has been reported. Here, we describe the generation and validation of ARID1B+/- hESCs by introducing out of frame deletions into exon 5 or 6 of ARID1B with CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing. These ARID1B+/- hESC lines allow to study the pathophysiology of ARID1B-associated CSS in 2D and 3D models of human neurodevelopment.
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