The MRC-Wellcome Trust Human Developmental Biology Resource (HDBR) is organised from two sites: the Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle, and the Institute of Child Health, London. The HDBR is an ongoing collection of human embryonic and fetal material ranging from 3 to 20 weeks of development.

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About the HDBR

The HDBR was established in 1999 in line with the ethical guidelines laid out in the Polkinghorne Report (Review of the Guidance on the Research Use of Fetuses and Fetal Material, 1989). More recently, we have been licensed as a tissue bank at each site by the Human Tissue Authority...

HDBR Atlas

The HDBR Atlas is a unique resource which aims to facilitate the understanding of human development. 3D models provide a framework in which anatomical structures are defined and gene expression data is mapped. The Atlas also hosts annotated high resolution histology sections.

Enabling human development research and understanding of congenital disease