Welcome to DartMouse™, the mouse speed congenic facility at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. DartMouse is a not-for-profit core facility funded by the National Institute of Health’s, National Center for Research Resources.
At DartMouse we are dedicated to the facilitation and development of congenic mice for pre-clinical projects across the United States. We offer high quality genotyping in a quality assured environment by employing multiple layers of quality checking to ensure consistency, reliability, and accuracy in our analyses. We also offer background checks to verify the validity of your mice population. Confirming the genetic background and purity of your mice DNA gives you peace of mind as you submit manuscripts for publication, or grant applications for review.
ATTENTION (Dec 2017) – The DartMouse lab will be closed from December 22, 2017 through January 1, 2018 in observance of the winter holidays. The receiving dock at our facility will be closed during this time as well. Because of this, we will be unable to accept any sample shipments during this time, until regular lab operations resume on Tuesday January 2, 2018. Please plan all project shipments accordingly.
Effective summer 2017, we will no longer be accepting sample shipments in the form of tissue submerged in ethanol. Due to repeated issues of handling and processing these client samples within the lab, as well as lower then average fidelity in the downstream data collected from samples received via this shipping method, we are removing this shipment option entirely from our accepted guidelines. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change, but we are confident that the upgrades in quality of data and time availability of the staff will compensate in the long-run. We thank you for understanding and for your continued support.
We are proud to continue offering our genetic analysis services with our new custom 5307 SNP Illumina Infinium panel. This panel of 5307 markers was custom selected to enhance the quality of our already outstanding analysis services. Coinciding with this roll-out, we are also temporarily scanning all relevant project controls free of charge as we rebuild our archives of inbred strain data. If you have any questions about our new SNP panel, please do not hesitate to contact us.