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

ArticleinLab Animal 35(10):27-34 · December 2006with11 Reads
Impact Factor: 0.74 · DOI: 10.1038/laban1106-27 · Source: PubMed


    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.