Welome to JAX

  • Cure for Caroline, Rare disease research, CMT

    Taking aim at rare diseases

    It’s just not fair. One measly gene — out of more than 20,000 — goes wrong, and a newborn baby faces a future with a disease that could hamper her mobility, make breathing a struggle or even end her life.

  • Jennifer Trowbridge wants to know why, specifically, older people are more likely to get acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Research Highlight January 28, 2019

    Tracing a pathway to leukemia

    New research led by Jennifer Trowbridge provides insight into risk factors for clonal hematopoiesis-to-leukemia progression.

  • What is gene therapy?, Minute to Understanding Minute to Understanding January 11, 2019

    Minute to Understanding: What is gene therapy?

    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.

  • Genetics vs genomics

    What is the difference between genetics and genomics?

    Do you know what genetics is? How about genomics? What's the difference between the two?

  • Ching lau, brain tumors, pediatric brain cancer, medulloblastoma Press Release October 23, 2018

    Data provides new hope for pediatric brain tumor patients

    Using computer models, researchers have identified a potential new therapy that would reduce the long-term side effects of radiation therapy in pediatric brain cancer patients.

  • The JAX Clinical Knowledge Base (CKB)

    JAX-CKB is a powerful tool for interpreting complex genomic profiles, and represents a valuable resource for clinicians and translational and clinical researchers. JAX-CKB advances JAX’s mission to discover genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.