Rendering of the new JAX Genomic Medicine

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Discovering precise genomic solutions for disease

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is building a new nonprofit research institute in Connecticut that will transform medicine by improving care, lowering costs, and increasing life span and health span.

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine draws on the Laboratory’s eight decades of research in mammalian genetics in partnership with the clinical expertise of Connecticut’s universities and hospitals. JAX Genomic Medicine will discover the precise genomic causes of disease, develop individualized diagnostics, treatments and cures, and help build Connecticut’s bioscience industry.

JAX Genomic Medicine is being built on a 17-acre site on the campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Conn. Construction has begun, and the 183,500-square-foot facility will open in the fall of 2014. Within 10 years, it will house 300 biomedical researchers, technicians and support staff in state-of-the-art computing facilities and laboratories.

Scientific and administrative operations are under way in leased space until the permanent facility is ready for occupancy.

The JAX Genomic Medicine facility represents an expansion, not a relocation, of The Jackson Laboratory. JAX will continue to grow its basic research campus in Bar Harbor, Maine, while the new facility in Connecticut focuses on medical applications of genomics with academic and clinical research partners from Connecticut and around the world.

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Project update

Get the most recent information about our Connecticut expansion from our progress report.

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Clinical genomics event

The Clinical Genomics in the 21st Century conference was an important milestone for The Jackson Laboratory. Many of the leading figures in human genome research were on hand, affirming that JAX Genomic Medicine is in a good position to fulfill its scientific promise.

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