The Jackson Laboratory has been expanding beyond its Bar Harbor headquarters at an unprecedented rate over the past few years, building a mouse-breeding facility in Ellsworth, partnering with the University of Connecticut in a new genomic research facility and expanding its presence into China.

That growth has had it challenges. The lab sought to expand to Florida a decade ago before running into obstacles and later deciding on Connecticut, it recently filed suit over construction delays in Ellsworth, and it is still trying to reach a settlement with a Chinese university that it says violated a contract by breeding and selling the lab’s mice. Read more