The Jackson Laboratory’s biggest challenge has nothing to do with mice or research

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

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