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Scientist Hao Wang records the response of a neuron using a high-powered microscope at Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine on July 15, 2010. The Jackson Lab has the only microscope in the Western Hemisphere that can image a cell in three dimensions. Greg Kahn/Staff

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Scientist Hao Wang records the response of a neuron using a high-powered microscope at Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine on July 15, 2010. The Jackson Lab has the only microscope in the Western Hemisphere that can image a cell in three dimensions. Greg Kahn/Staff

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  • Scientist Hao Wang records the response of a neuron using a high-powered microscope at Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine on July 15, 2010. The Jackson Lab has the only microscope in the Western Hemisphere that can image a cell in three dimensions. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • A cryo preservation lab at Jackson Laboratory facilities in Bar Harbor, Maine on July 15, 2010. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Amanda Ackovitz, 18, center, works on a laptop in a study room at Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine on July 15, 2010. Jackson Lab hosts a select group of summer research interns, high school or college students who do well in the science fields. This summer they have 32 interns. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • A overview of Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine on July 15, 2010. Jackson Lab is looking to expand with a facility in Collier County. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Christine Russell, a lab tech, work with cryogenically frozen mice cells at the Jackson Laboratory facilities in Bar Harbor, Maine on July 15, 2010. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Kate Macina, 19, a rising sophomore at New York University, takes a break on a patio area at Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine on July 15, 2010. Jackson Lab hosts a select group of summer research interns, high school or college students who do well in the science fields. This summer they have 32 interns. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Scientist Hao Wang records the response of a neuron using a high-powered microscope at Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine on July 15, 2010. The Jackson Lab has the only microscope in the Western Hemisphere that can image a cell in three dimensions. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • The cafeteria during a tour of the Jackson Lab facilities in Bar Harbor, Maine on July 15, 2010. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Using mice to improve methods of treating human illness is the main function of the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine on July 15, 2010. Since mice have many of the same genes as humans, they can be genetically engineered to help scientists figure out more effective ways to treat diseases such as cancer. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Scientist Carol Bult talks about her research during a tour of the Jackson Laboratory facilities in Bar Harbor, Maine on July 15, 2010. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • A Polymerase Chain Reactor (PCR), a device that allows scientists to copy specific genes thousands of times over, is considered a staple of any molecular biology don at the Jackson Laboratory facilities in Bar Harbor, Maine on July 15, 2010. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Plant reach the ceiling in one of the scientist offices at a tour of the Jackson Lab facilities in Bar Harbor, Maine on July 15, 2010. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • A overview of Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine on July 15, 2010. Jackson Lab is looking to expand with a facility in Collier County. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • An air shower is displayed during a tour of one of the new facilities at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine on July 15, 2010. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Cleaned and germ-free wood shavings, used for the bottom of research mice cages are packaged in a sealed room at Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine on July 15, 2010. Jackson Lab is the countries leading producer of mice, generating about $90 million for the genetic research facility last year alone. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Scientist Hao Wang records the response of a neuron using a high-powered microscope at Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine on July 15, 2010. The Jackson Lab has the only microscope in the Western Hemisphere that can image a cell in three dimensions. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Because of their importance, mice, or images of mice, can be seen throughout the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine on July 15, 2010. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Cleaned and germ-free wood shavings, used for the bottom of research mice cages are packaged in a sealed room at Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine on July 15, 2010. Jackson Lab is the countries leading producer of mice, generating about $90 million for the genetic research facility last year alone. Greg Kahn/Staff

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