National Institute of Genetics has been contributed on the field of mouse genetics, such as population genetics, developmental biology, immunology, gene manipulation studies, epigenetics, neurobiology, and behavior biology. Particularly, we have long history of studies on wild-derived mouse strains and established a number of genetic resources through our studies. These resources has been used for a variety of researches in all over the world.
The Animal Research Building was constructed in 2003 to support genetic studies of mouse in 21st century. This facility is able to house 15000 mice with 5500 cages at a maximum. Also there are facility to keep rats. Many other equipments were set up to support gene targeting, transgenesis, and behavior studues. Many mouse strains can be preserved as frozen embryos in a large embryo bank.
Home page of Animal Research Building (in Japanese)