Connecticut: The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine will be a nonprofit institute located adjacent to the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington. It will conduct genomics research consistent with the Laboratory’s mission of improving human health. JAX Genomic Medicine would build on the Laboratory's experience in research to create a world center for discovering and understanding the multiple, complex genetic interactions that are associated with disease.

JAX Genomic Medicine would also collaborate with other institutions to develop medical diagnostics and therapeutics. The likely initial research focus would be on cancer and neurodegeneration.