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Mutations in our genes can cause life-threatening diseases, and sometimes there is no drug or surgery available for your doctor to prescribe. Enter gene therapy.
We all want to live long lives, but not at the expense of our health!
How can scientific research get answers when there's so much human diversity? Mice, of course!
The terms sound alike, and they are often used interchangeably. But there are some important distinctions.
The trillions of bacteria, fungi and viruses that live on the skin all over our bodies is part of the microbiome. JAX Assistant Professor Julia Oh studies the human microbiome for its potential to deliver treatments for infectious and other diseases.
Learn how epigenetic changes can affect an individual — without physically changing their DNA sequence.
Hearing a lot about scientific "preprints" lately? Find out what they are in this Minute to Understanding from The Jackson Laboratory!
The Jackson Laboratory's "genetic engineer" takes you from base to genome to learn about DNA. That's the ticket!
The ability to model human disease in the mouse makes it such a valuable experimental system. Genetically and genomically, the human and the mouse are very similar.