What do the terms authentication, cross-contamination, and misidentification actually mean? Visit our Definitions page.

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ICLAC curates a Register of cell lines that are known to be misidentified through cross-contamination or other means.

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Cell Line Sources

Beware of cell lines that come from unreliable sources; these cell lines may be untested or show other evidence of poor quality.

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