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Many of the NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) have resources for scientists who are working with animal models. The IC-specific resources below provide libraries, databases and other programs:

National Cancer Institute
Includes: Laboratory Animal Production Program, Mouse Repository, and Registry of Tumors in lower Animals.

National Eye Institute
Includes: dog, chicken, Zebrafish, rabbit and other libraries.
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
Includes: multiple genome databases (rat, mouse, fly, etc.).

National Human Genome Research Institute
Includes: Drosophila, honey bee, louse, mosquito, C. elegans, cat, dog, and many more.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Includes: Nonhuman Primate HIV/SIV Vaccine Trials Database, Simian Vaccine Evaluation Units, Gene knout/Transgenic Mice NIAID Exchange Program.

National Institute on Aging
Includes: Nonhuman Primate Tissue Bank and aged rodent colonies.

National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
Includes: Cytogenetic Models Resource (primarily mouse), Deltagen and Lexicon Knockout Mice and Phenotypic Data Resource, Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC), Neural Tube Defects Resource (mouse models), Mouse Models of Infertility, Xenopus Gene Collection and Zebrafish Gene Collection.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorder
Includes: ear libraries.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Includes: animal models in support of research on Osteoimmunology; Oral Pathogen Sequence Relational Database.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Includes: Animal Models of Diabetic Complications Consortium, National Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Centers, and sequencing of the non-obese diabetic (NOD) mouse genome.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Includes: genetic and genomic resources for many model organisms.

Office of Research Infrastructure Programs
Includes: Aquatics, Comparative Models, Nonhuman Primates, Rodents, Genetic, Biological and Informational Resources, Animal Facilities Improvement, and more.
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