Coronavirus Information

  • Working in the lab at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine Press Release May 12, 2020

    JAX to provide widescale COVID-19 testing in Connecticut

    In partnership with the State of Connecticut, JAX is expanding its COVID-19 testing capacity from 550 tests per day to 20,000 tests per day, between now and early July for Connecticut residents.

  • Accelerating vaccine development

     Watch our new Covid-19 animation to learn how vaccines work and why it can take so long to create new vaccines to fight Covid-19 and other diseases.

  • virus testing, antibody testing, rna vaccine Minute to Understanding May 05, 2020

    The science behind coronavirus testing

    There are many tests available for viruses such as COVID-19. These tests fall into two main groups, those that detect whether you currently have the virus, and those that detect antibodies to that virus.

  • Research continuity, The Jackson Laboratory Featured Article April 30, 2020

    Getting research back on track

    As the scientific community starts planning their comeback, The Jackson Laboratory is helping them to build resiliency and adaptability into their research programs.

  • Biobank, cryopreservation, risk mitigation Search Magazine March 26, 2020

    Saving science by saving mice

    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.

  • Carol Bult, cancer research, Cancer Center at JAX Press Release April 13, 2020

    New online resource for COVID-19 researchers

    MGI website offers comprehensive information on coronavirus-related mouse models and research.

  • covid-19 research coronavirus pandemic Search Magazine March 25, 2020

    Expediting COVID-19 research

    The Jackson Laboratory is fast-tracking the breeding and distribution of a unique transgenic mouse model for worldwide coronavirus research.

  • coronavirus mouse model Research Highlight February 24, 2020

    hACE2 transgenic mouse model for coronavirus (COVID-19) research

    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.

  • COVID-19 interview with JAX President Edison Liu

    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 Genomic Medicine Press Release May 08, 2020

    New collaboration designed to improve COVID-19 testing for first responders

    Town of West Hartford and The Jackson Laboratory announce a new collaboration designed to improve COVID-19 testing for West Hartford public safety.

  • How does testing work?

    There is so much confusion around COVID-19. What are the symptoms? How do you know if you should get tested? What is the test like? And what happens behind the scenes? This short video will give highlights of the process.

  • Building a colony of hACE2 mice for COVID-19 research

    JAX has created a new colony of specialized hACE2 mice to support global research on COVID-19. hACE2 mice are available for order, and JAX will begin shipping in June 2020.

  • clinical laboratory, jax genomic medicine Press Release April 14, 2020

    Expanded coronavirus testing for Maine hospitals

    JAX is now providing additional coronavirus testing capacity for frontline health care workers and in-patients in the state of Maine.

  • social distancing concept Featured Article April 07, 2020

    Social distancing in the time of COVID-19

    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.

  • Social distancing

    This animation explains how social distance slows the spread of diseases like SARS and COVID-19.

  • Working in the lab at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine Press Release March 19, 2020

    Announcement: JAX to offer coronavirus testing in Connecticut

    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

  • Coronavirus, COVID-19

    What are coronaviruses and how do we develop new treatments? 

    Understanding SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and more