Nature report: The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine “boosting research prospects” in Connecticut

Date: May 30, 2012
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Bar Harbor, Maine—Nature, one of the world’s most influential scientific journals, has published a trend story on Connecticut’s investment in nonprofit and academic biomedical research, including funding for The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, scheduled to open in 2014 in Farmington.

The article, posted on Nature’s website today, notes that while corporate pharmaceutical and biotech companies are cutting back, Yale University, The Jackson Laboratory, and the University of Connecticut are expanding in the area.

Mike Hyde, Jackson Laboratory vice president for advancement, commented on the story. “At a time when most of American higher education is facing serious financial hardships and public institutions are reeling from budget cuts, The Jackson Laboratory, UConn, Yale and the state of Connecticut are partnering to focus on a new field of science: genomic medicine.”

The article, “Gains and losses,” by Nature Careers assistant editor Karen Kaplan, appears in the May 31 edition of the journal.

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution based in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a facility in Sacramento, Calif., an institute for genomic medicine planned in Farmington, Conn., and a total staff of about 1,400. Its mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing human disease, and to enable research and education for the global biomedical community.


Joyce Peterson, 207-288-6058, The Jackson Laboratory

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