April 26, 2016

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), a nonprofit biomedical research institution, and Calico, a company focused on aging research and therapeutics, today announced a multi-year collaboration focused on applying mouse genetics to the study of aging.  Read more.

February 3, 2015

Gary Churchill is a recipient of one of two new endowed chairs in genomics and computational biology established by a gift from David and Barbara Roux. The gift initiates the Roux Family Center for Genomics and Computational Biology at JAX campuses in Connecticut and Maine. Dr. Churchill has been appointed the Karl Gunnar Johansson Chair of Computational Biology, while Dr. Yijun Ruan has been named the Florine Deschenes Roux Chair of Genomics.

November 10, 2014

Diversity Outbred mice emulate the breadth of human responses to the carcinogen benzene, according to a recent publication in Environmental Health Perspectives. Most toxicity testing is performed in animals with limited genetic diversity and risk assessors use standard multiplying factors when extrapolating from animals to humans.