Our research in action

How many of your relatives or friends are facing a serious disease such as cancer, diabetes or Alzheimer’s?

How do we cure these diseases, which start in our genes, the most basic determinants of our health and other physical traits?

For answers, we turn to our doctors. But for better answers for their patients, medical doctors turn to our doctors.

The Jackson Laboratory leverages its eight decades of expertise in genetics and genomics to increase understanding of human disease, advancing treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, heart disease and other diseases.

Our scientists model and interpret genomic complexity, integrate basic research with clinical application, educate current and future scientists, and empower the global biomedical community by providing critical data, tools and services.

Our work is improving both life span and health span, and is making medicine more precise, predictable and personal.

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