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Jackson Lab

The funding will advance work focused on the discovery of a genomic configuration that correlates to chemotherapy sensitivity.

The funding will be used to develop testing regimens to determine which CRISPR processes and techniques offer the most accurate editing rates in mouse embryos.

The funding will, in part, support efforts to expand the project's catalog of functional elements and understand their roles in different contexts.

Researchers found that telomeres were shorter in tumors than in normal tissues and longer in sarcomas and gliomas than in other cancers.

The single-cell approach enabled them to identify gene expression in rare cell types, highlighting a previously unrecognized role for these cells in diabetes. 

The lab plans to hire as many as 600 new employees in Wenzhou, China to conduct medical genomics research. 

The panel will be offered out of JAX Genomic Medicine's CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited lab and will support Jackson's Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative.

Jax researchers will aim to study why some individuals are more likely to start using drugs, or to get addicted to them.

The project is part of an ongoing effort to phenotype a genome-wide collection of mouse knockouts generated by the International Knockout Mouse Consortium.

The funding will support further data curation and integration, an expanded database infrastructure, and enhanced data displays and query tools, among other things.


Pacific Biosciences is hosting a competition in which researchers are vying to win free sequencing for an organism with the most interesting genome.

An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA searches to stop-and-frisk policies.

The San people of Africa have drawn up a code of conduct for researchers, according to the Conversation.

In Nature this week: genotypes linked to hip osteoarthritis, and more.