MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit
Including MRC UK Mouse Genome Centre
Professor Steve Brown
Director of MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit
The unit uses a wide range of approaches to investigate mouse models of human genetic disease as well as a variety of fundamental biological phenomena and their relevance to clinical medicine. The Mammalian Genetics Unit works closely with the newly established Mouse Genome Centre creating an integrated campus for mouse genetics research with excellent facilities for molecular genetics, genomics, animal breeding, mutagenesis and transgenesis. As part of the facilities on site, the unit holds one of the largest mouse genetic banks within Europe. The UK Mouse Genome Centre’s remit is the genetic and physical mapping of the mouse genome accompanied by programmes for applying mouse genome resources for the positional cloning of mouse mutations, particularly those of relevance to aspects of human genetic disease. A particular focus is the study of deafness and neuromuscular genes. It forms part of the MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit.
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