Jackson Laboratory will receive $23.8M in federal research funding from the National Institutes of Health to fund the second phase of a project researching the functions of genes in mice that can be used to discover how diseases affect humans, Mainebiz reports. “Mice and humans share approximately 20,000 genes,” JAX Professor and principal investigator of the grant, Robert Braun, said in a prepared statement. “But scientists have little or no data for more than half of these genes.” Read full story