PRECISION MEDICINE CENTER PROFILE: The Jackson Laboratory
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is living proof that translational genomic medicine is not the unique domain of academic hospitals. Founded in 1929 as a cancer research facility in Bar Harbor, Maine, the institution today is a major biomedical research center with the mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for disease. JAX is, of course, famed for its work on complex mouse genetics — and for its role as premier provider of mice for biomedical research. But with the 2014 opening of the institution’s Farmington, Connecticut campus, the Jackson Laboratory of Genomic
Medicine, the institution is redirecting its near-century of mammalian genetics expertise squarely onto human genomic medicine and clinical diagnostics.