The first big project at the Jackson Laboratory's new facility in Farmington, C
The first big project at the Jackson Laboratory's new facility in Farmington, Connecticut, which is expected to open in 2014, is known as Avatar. Researchers will take tumors from human patients and regrow them in mice to test potential treatments and to learn more about the genetic makeup of the tumors. The Jackson Lab was founded in 1929 as a cancer research center. This latest project is part of the lab's plans to expand into translational science, that is, the application of basic research to human disease. With a sidebar profile on the lab's new CEO and President, Edison Liu.
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