This series of web articles is about the COVID-19 pandemic but specifically addresses the concept of social distancing, both in theory and in practice.
The Jackson Laboratory is delivering a unique transgenic mouse model to the world's research community.
Commonly used wild-type mouse strains are not optimal for studying infections of the newly discovered coronavirus. Fortunately, a transgenic model at JAX is now available to fill the unmet need for an in vivo experimental platform for COVID-19 research.
Dr. Liu talks scientifically about the origins of the virus that causes COVID-19. He also describes how a mouse model was developed to enable research into the disease.
JAX plays a special role in maintaining and distributing genetically defined mouse models to the worldwide scientific community. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, JAX is mounting an extraordinary rescue effort to help scientists facing shutdowns.
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Health, UConn Health and Hartford HealthCare, will provide additional coronavirus testing capacity for Connecticut residents
Understanding SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and more
NPR interview with JAX's Cat Lutz on race to produce mice for coronoavirus research.
Bloomberg Businessweek wrote a story about the crushing demand for mice needed to test potential COVID-19 treatments.
Specialized mice that were originally bred for SARS research are in high demand.
STAT News article investigates the animal models that could prove critical for understanding how COVID-19 works.