Shaping the future of human health.
Founded in 1929, JAX pioneered the use of mice as models for human disease. As an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit biomedical research institution, JAX uniquely integrates its deep experience in mouse genetics with ground-breaking advances in human genomics to decipher the biological and genomic causes of human disease and drive medical progress.
JAX research breakthroughs have formed the foundation of modern medicine. Organ and bone marrow transplants, stem cell therapies, and in vitro fertilization all have a foundation in JAX research, and at least 26 Nobel Prizes are associated with JAX research, mouse models, and education programs.
Today, JAX scientists utilize a collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach to investigate disease from all angles, leveraging our diverse expertise in cancer, immunology and autoimmune diseases (including diabetes), neuroscience and neurodegenerative diseases (including Alzheimer’s disease), life-cycle biology (including development, stem cells, aging and regenerative medicine), the microbiome and computational biology. The tools and resources developed in our laboratories are used throughout the global biomedical community and directly contribute to medical breakthroughs. JAX is the definitive source for critical data resources, genomics education, and specialized mouse models and services that accelerate scientific research, drug discovery and patient care around the world.
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