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Chia-Lin Wei, Ph.D., an international leader in genomics and sequencing, has joined The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) as director of genome technologies.
Dennis J. Paustenbach, Ph.D., a pioneer in the health and environmental risk assessment industry, has made a $1 million planned gift to The Jackson Laboratory to support cancer and immunology research. The gift will establish an endowment called the Paustenbach Family Cancer and Immunology Research Fund.
A new gene regulation and labeling platform dubbed "Casilio" is expanding researchers' ability to study gene function and chromosome structure.
A butterfly-shaped pigment accumulation in the macula of the eye, which can lead to severe vision loss in some patients, is due to mutations in the alpha-catenin 1 gene (CTNNA1), an international research consortium including a team from The Jackson Laboratory reports in Nature Genetics.