Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the most prevalent and severe monogenetic disorders. Previously, we generated iPS cell lines from SCD patients. Here, we generated
iPS cell lines from three age-, ethnicity- and gender-matched healthy individuals as control cell lines. Cell reprogramming was performed using erythroblasts
expanded from PBMC by a non-integrative method. SCD-iPSC controls expressed pluripotency markers, presented a normal karyotype, were able to differentiate into
the three germ layers in embryoid body spontaneous differentiation and confirmed to be integration-free. The cell lines generated here may be used as matched
healthy controls for SCD studies.