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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.