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Mammalian Genetics Unit (MRC-MGU)
Date of Last update : 2017.10.04 Rivision Request
Hosting Legal Entity
Medical Research Council
Type Of RI
Harwell Campus, Medical Research Council,Mammalian Genetics Unit, Didcot, PO: OX11 0RD, Oxfordshire (United Kingdom), United Kingdom
Coordinating Country
United Kingdom
Life Cycle Status
Operational since 1995
Mission and objective
The Mammalian Genetics Unit is a major international research center at the forefront of studies in mouse genetics and functional genomics, investigating a wide variety of disease models and enhancing our understanding of the molecular and genetic basis of disease.Its research is based around lifetime studies, from development to ageing. Using mouse models developed within the Mary Lyon Centre, the MGU conducts research into developmental disorders and age-related conditions such as diabetes, deafness and neurodegeneration. Through close collaborations with clinical geneticists and medical practitioners, the findings from many of these research programmes are now moving towards the clinic. For example, genes first identified by researchers at the MGU now form part of the Genetics of Otitis Media Study, which seeks to identify genes responsible for the most common cause of hearing loss in children.
RI Keywords
Mouse models,Archives,Distribution,Embryos,Sperm,Models of human disease,Genetics
RI Category
Biomedical Imaging Facilities;Animal facilities
Scientific Domain
Biological and Medical Sciences
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- MVE 1500 Series High Efficiency LN2 Bulk Tanks

These LN2 tanks have the cappacity to store many thousands of embryo and sperm samples.


- Access to Mouse Genetics and Functional Genomics Platform