A world where where cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s – many of the conditions that undermine human health – are understood and can be stopped.
At The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), they apply passion, innovation and ever-increasing precision to make this vision a reality. They are accelerating disruptive scientific breakthroughs tailored to the needs of individual patients and closing in on the genetic and molecular courses of disease. They also educate current and future scientists and empower the global biomedical community by providing critical resources, data, tools and services.
In 1929, Clarence Cook Little started The Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory in Bar Harbor, with help from Detroit industrialists who had previously recruited him to the University of Michigan.
They began with eight employees and $50,000, “for research in cancer and the effects of radiation.” Land for the lab was donated by George B. Dorr, family friend of Little.
In addition to their mammalian genetics headquarters in Bar Harbor containing a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, JAX has facilities in Ellsworth, Maine; Sacramento, Calif.; and a genomic medicine research institute in Farmington, Conn. that is enabling the Laboratory to translate its fundamental science into the clinic.
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