The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, currently under construction, is slated to open in fall 2014 on the campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Conn., according to a report in TodayUConn.edu.
Together, UConn and JAX will transform medicine by improving care, lowering costs, and increasing life span and health, says the UConn Website. JAX Genomic Medicine will discover the precise genomic causes of disease; develop individualized diagnostics, treatments, and cures; and help build Connecticut’s bioscience industry.
A symposium was held in Storrs on Sept. 23 to officially launch four research programs in systems genomics, known as Affinity Research Collaboratives (ARCs). These cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional groups of researchers will bring together their different areas of expertise to study important biomedical problems and cure disease.