The new transgenic mouse core: no longer a facility just for making mice.

Mouse Genetics Core Facility of the Sloan-Kettering Institute, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), New York, NY, USA.
Lab Animal (Impact Factor: 0.81). 12/2006; 35(10):27-34. DOI: 10.1038/laban1106-27
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ABSTRACT The times they are a-changin' for GEM and the facilities that maintain them. Core facilities are expanding beyond their original conception as producers of transgenic mice to encompass a wide range of services, including research animal maintenance. In this paper, the authors describe the logistics and administration of the newly dubbed Mouse Genetics Core Facility at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as a blueprint for other institutions seeking to expand and update their own transgenic cores for research in the twenty-first century.

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