Jackson Lab researches connection between genetics and COVID-19

BAR HARBOR, Maine — Scientists out of Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor have been working since the start of the pandemic, developing genetically modified mice to support COVID-19 research.

Their mice continue to be part of vaccine studies, as well as research to determine whether genetic make-up influences how a given individual reacts to contracting COVID-19.

President and CEO of Jackson Laboratories Ed Liu said one of the biggest questions in science right now remains to be why some people die from this disease and others have very few symptoms. Read more

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