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Protecting Mouse Colonies from Genetic Drift - Webinar

Posted on Feb 28, 2014 4:13:00 PM

Protecting Mouse Colonies from Genetic Drift

Webinar - The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine, US

The phenotypes of genetically modified mouse strains depend upon both the genetic mutation(s) and the genetic background of the strain. It is important to realize that the genetic background of a strain is subject to genetic drift which may result in phenotypic drift over time. In this webinar, we will discuss the following topics:

The basis for genetic drift

Case studies demonstrating genetic drift and its effects on experimental results

The Jackson Laboratory’s unique Genetic Stability Program to prevent cumulative genetic drift

Best practices to help ensure the long-term genetic and phenotypic stability of your mutant mouse colonies

Presenter: Sunny Xiang Ph.D., Technical Information Scientist
Moderator: Jim Yeadon Ph.D., Technical Information Scientist

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 (7:00:00 PM EET - 8:00:00 PM EET)


The Jackson Laboratory, 610 Main Street, Bar Harbor ME 04609

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