When The Jackson Laboratory broke ground on its new genomic medicine facility in Farmington, Connecticut in 2013, there were only 30 employees.

Today, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine is attracting leading scientists from around the world, and has signed on 315 employees — more than 40 percent have doctoral degrees, about half were already residents of Connecticut when hired, and approximately half are female.

A little over 60 percent are directly engaged in research, and the balance of employees work in areas including IT, operations, and support positions.