Laboratory mouse strains provide powerful tools to study genetic disorders and normal traits. Mouse strains would be of little value, however, without information about their biological and genetic characteristics and their uses.
A team of Genetic Resource Science curators identifies, compiles and verifies strain information for all mice at The Jackson Laboratory. Our data curation enables users to search the JAX web site by disease, disease models, strain type, genes and mutant alleles.
Curators work closely with Mouse Genome Informatics to associate strains to the Mouse Phenotype standard vocabulary. Curators collaborate closely with other JAX and external scientists to develop and maintain valuable mouse information resources, such as JAX®Mice, Cre portal and Mouse Genome Informatics.