Genome Modification

The Genome Modification or Model Organism Lab (LOM) was created with a mission to foster the use of genetically-engineered animals in the country. LOM activities include: 1) production of genetically-engineered animals such as transgenic mice and fish and knockout mice; 2) specialized training in animal husbandry and micromanipulation techniques; 3) diffusion of knowledge in modern and established techniques of genome modification, such as CRISPR/Cas9; 4) facilitation of research utilizing genetic models through the distribution of useful cell lineages and animal strains. LOM is a non-profit laboratory but requires competitive fees to defray its costs and retain its activities.