The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium: past and future perspectives on mouse phenotyping
- First Online:
- Cite this article as:
- Brown, S.D.M. & Moore, M.W. Mamm Genome (2012) 23: 632. doi:10.1007/s00335-012-9427-x
Determining the function of all mammalian genes remains a major challenge for the biomedical science community in the 21st century. The goal of the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) over the next 10 years is to undertake broad-based phenotyping of 20,000 mouse genes, providing an unprecedented insight into mammalian gene function. This short article explores the drivers for large-scale mouse phenotyping and provides an overview of the aims and processes involved in IMPC mouse production and phenotyping.