JAX lands $6M

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $5,840,041 to support research at Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor.

“Jackson Laboratory has consistently been a leader in the field of biomedical research and has made significant breakthroughs in developmental genetics,” said Collins and King in a joint statement.

“This funding will help ensure that Jackson Lab has the resources it needs to improve human health and continue to be at the forefront of genetic research.”

The funding includes:

$4,878,587 provided by the National Human Genome Research Institute to support Jackson Laboratory’s Mouse Genome Database. The database is a resource that gives researchers greater insight into human biology and disease.

$784,347 provided by the National Cancer Institute for electronic access to mouse tumor data to facilitate cancer biology research.

$177,107 provided by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for postdoctoral training in developmental genetics to facilitate research for mothers and children.

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