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July 22, 2015/The Jackson Laboratory
Jane’s Trust provides $75K to The Jackson Laboratory for “Teaching the Genome Generation” teacher course
Jane’s Trust, a Boston-based philanthropic organization, has made a $75,000 grant to The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) in support of “Teaching the Genome Generation,” the Laboratory’s innovative teacher professional development education program.

July 9, 2015/The Jackson Laboratory
JAX researchers and collaborators identify recurrent fusion genes in gastric cancers using new genomic analysis approach
Studying the gastric cancers of 15 Southeast Asian patients, researchers at The Jackson Laboratory, the Genome Institute of Singapore and other institutions identified five recurrent fusion genes, one of which appears to lead to cellular changes involved in acute gastritis and cancer.

July 8, 2015/The Jackson Laboratory
The Jackson Laboratory earns top rating from Charity Navigator
The Jackson Laboratory’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned the nonprofit organization a four-star rating from Charity Navigator.

June 30, 2015/The Jackson Laboratory
Antibiotic treatments could affect pediatric development, animal study suggests
Mice that receive sporadic, high-level doses of antibiotics—emulating typical prescriptions for children—experience significant changes in body composition and microbiome, according to research published June 30 in Nature Communications.

June 29, 2015/The Jackson Laboratory
Microbiome researcher Julia Oh, Ph.D., joins The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine faculty
Dr. Oh studies the human microbiome—the diverse bacteria, fungi, and viruses that inhabit our bodies—for its potential to deliver treatments for infectious and other diseases.

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