Minute to Understanding

Bite-size science to help you keep up with the latest breakthroughs.

  • Modeling human diversity... in mice!

    How can scientific research get answers when there's so much human diversity? Mice, of course! Learn how.

  • Genetics vs. genomics

    The terms sound alike, and they are often used interchangeably. But there are some important distinctions.

  • What is the skin microbiome?

    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.

  • DNA 101 — Building blocks of the genome

    The Jackson Laboratory's "genetic engineer" takes you from base to genome to learn about DNA. That's the ticket!

  • What is a mouse model?

    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.