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 June 16, 2015
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Reproducibility White Paper

New MUMC Website!
 April 06, 2015

The MU Metagenomics Center recently launched a new website – please visit us at:
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Microbiota Characterization
 April 02, 2015
The gut microbiota (GM) is now recognized as a key factor in health and disease.  Differences in the composition of the gut microbiota of research animals may contribute to altered phenotypes or poor reproducibility of animal-based studies.  Culture-independent techniques such as next-generation sequencing (NGS) allow in-depth characterization of the gut microbiota.  The MMRRC now offers a full line of NGS-related services including fecal DNA extraction, 16S rDNA gene sequencing, and informatics analysis to researchers using mouse models.  For more information, please see here or contact

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Journal of the Missouri State Medical Association
 June 01, 2013

One Medicine: Collaborative Research on Human & Animal Disease for the Betterment of Both
Craig L. Franklin, DVM, PhD .......... 195

A Brief History of Animal Modeling
Aaron C. Ericsson, DVM, PhD, Marcus J. Crim, DVM & Craig L. Franklin, DVM, PhD .......... 201

New York Times Article Misleads on the Value of Mouse Models
Catherine E. Hagan, DVM, PhD .......... 206

The Mighty Mouse: The Impact of Rodents on Advances in Biomedical Research
Elizabeth C. Bryda, PhD .......... 207

The Laboratory Animal Veterinarian: More than just a Mouse Doctor
Cynthia G. Alvarado, DVM & Lonny M. Dixon, DVM .......... 223

About Us
The University of Missouri Mutant Mouse Resource & Research Center is one of four centers comprising the MMRRC ( Resource Center locations include: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (, UC Davis (, the Jackson Laboratories ( and the University of Missouri. The MMRRC is funded by a grant from the Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiative (DPCPSI) at the NIH.


The primary function of the MMRRC is to supply biomedical investigators with the mouse models, embryonic stem cells, related reagents, and protocols they require for their research. The MMRRC provides a unique repository service to the biomedical community by importing, storing and distributing a vast number of mutant mouse strains; as well as performing research that improves the function of the Resource Center.