The National Xenopus Resource (NXR) is located at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The MBL is an international center for research, education, and training in biology, biomedicine, and ecology. The NXR was established in 2010 as an NIH-funded P40 animal resource center.
It is the first national stock center in the United States and provides a facility for breeding animals, maintaining genetic stocks, providing stocks to researchers, developing new experimental tools and husbandry techniques, or meeting other needs of the Xenopus research community. The NXR maintains stocks of both main Xenopus species, the diploid Xenopus tropicalis, and the allotetraploid Xenopus laevis.
In addition to distributing frogs to the community, the NXR hosts several advanced training workshops and offers opportunities for researchers to come and use NXR resources. The advanced training workshops are held twice a year (usually in the Spring and Fall) and focus on new and upcoming research topics, such as genome editing, advanced imaging and bioinformatics. The research facility service allows researchers to come and embed in the NXR and use its transgenic, inbred and mutant lines.
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