Self-paced JAX Online MiniCourse
Introduction to Genetic Engineering
Learn the basics of three genetic engineering techniques that generate genetically modified mice used in biomedical research.
This MiniCourse is self-paced and takes one to two hours to complete. At the end of the MiniCourse, you will be able to distinguish three different types of engineering techniques, how they work, their advantages and limitations and the types of genetically modified mice that can be generated. You have the option to purchase a JAX digital badge credential and certificate. In order to purchase and display a JAX digital badge credential and certificate for this MiniCourse, you must complete the Core Lessons and take the Self-Review Quiz (scoring at least 70%).
The basic workflow of three genetic engineering techniques: embryonic stem (ES) cell-based engineering, CRISPR/Cas9 and transgenesis via pronuclear microinjection
Advantages and limitations of each genetic engineering technique
Types of genetic modifications generated
Biomedical research applications
This MiniCourse is designed to meet the needs of people who are new to working with genetically engineered mice in genetic and genomic research projects, including graduate and postdoctoral students, advanced undergraduates with a background in biology, research assistants, early-career scientists, lab technicians, mouse colony managers and staff.
As an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution founded in 1929, The Jackson Laboratory leverages its unique combination of research, education and resources to achieve its mission: to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in its shared quest to improve human health. We offer comprehensive educational programs for scientists throughout their careers, from high school students and teachers to researchers at all experience levels, and for clinical providers interested in incorporating genetics and genomics into their practices.
While we are not an accredited higher education institution, we offer a variety of education programs — including free non-credit bearing MicroLessons and MiniCourses, with optional digital badge credential and certificate for purchase — designed to educate current and future scientists and to provide critical resources, data, tools and services to researchers worldwide.
MiniCourse topics address both foundational content and the research areas in which The Jackson Laboratory has earned a reputation for scientific leadership and excellence.
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