The Cube Initiative is accelerating how The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) conducts research by combining our extensive genetic expertise, large-scale research capacity, predictive computational power and collaborative culture. The Cube platform will be a conduit for scientists around the world to better understand our different propensities for disease. This dynamic digital tool will curate scientific discovery, integrate mouse and human data and generate visual imagery of biological networks affected by disease.
Proof of concept: Type 2 diabetes
JAX scientists are in the process of creating a computable, multidimensional data environment for sophisticated human and mouse data related to type 2 diabetes (T2D). The Cube core team is using their collective ability to generate, organize and, most importantly, analyze and interpret integrated genomic and physiologic measurements.