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  • Editing the epigenome

    Leah Eisenstadt, September 10th, 2013

    What: In continued work of the ENCODE project, which is aimed at uncovering the functional landscape of the human genome, a team of researchers from the Broad Institute’s Epigenomics Program and the Massachusetts General Hospital recently developed a method to test the functions of genomic elements.

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  • Better living through proteomics

    Leah Eisenstadt, September 4th, 2013

    As a patient facing illness, knowing what’s ailing you can bring peace of mind and, more importantly, can inform treatment decisions. For neglected infectious diseases, accurate diagnostic tools can be revolutionary, saving lives and shaping the health of entire communities.

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  • New regulatory terrain

    Veronica Meade-Kelly, August 28th, 2013

    When readers get their hands on the print edition of their favorite scientific journal, they might not realize that the eye-catching graphic on the cover may have been conceived by some of the authors inside its pages. Many notable journals invite researchers to submit cover proposals when they notify them that their paper has been accepted for publication in an upcoming issue.

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  • Rooting out schizophrenia

    Paul Goldsmith, August 26th, 2013

    What: In one of the largest systematic analyses of schizophrenia to date, researchers from the Broad’s Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research and elsewhere identified 13 new areas of the genome linked to schizophrenia.

    “Though there are still many pieces of the puzzle yet to be discovered this study provides a good collection of possible drug targets,” said co-first author Stephan Ripke.

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  • Feng Zhang makes MIT Technology Review’s INNOVATORS UNDER 35 List

    Haley Bridger, August 21st, 2013

    Broad Institute core faculty member Feng Zhang has been named to MIT Technology Review’s list of 35 top young investigators in recognition of his work in biotechnology and medicine.

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  • Exploring India’s genetic history

    Veronica Meade-Kelly, August 19th, 2013

    What: Following up on a 2009 study that traced the genetic heritage of nearly all modern Indian groups to two distinct ancestral populations, Broad researchers and their Indian colleagues analyzed genomic data from across present-day India and found that most of India’s population mixture occurred 1,900 to 4,200 years ago.

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  • Five Questions for Sangeeta Bhatia

    Leah Eisenstadt, August 15th, 2013 | Filed under

    For Sangeeta Bhatia, now is an exciting time to be a biomedical engineer. Her research on liver regeneration and nanomedicine spans the diverse and quickly advancing fields of nanotechnology, regenerative medicine, infectious disease, cancer, and tissue engineering, among others.

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  • Aviv Regev named 2014 Earl and Thressa Stadtman Scholar

    Paul Goldsmith, August 8th, 2013

    The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) has announced that Broad Institute core faculty member Aviv Regev was selected to receive the 2014 Earl and Thressa Stadtman Scholar Award. Named in honor of Earl and Thressa Stadtman—the “first family” of biochemistry—the award recognizes outstanding achievement in biochemistry and molecular biology, and consists of a cash award, a plaque, and travel expenses to the annual ASBMB meeting, where the recipient will present a featured lecture.

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  • Algorithm seeks meaningful relationships

    Veronica Meade-Kelly, August 2nd, 2013

    Networks are ubiquitous these days: we use the internet to surf through a seemingly endless network of linked sites; we rely on social media to network with friends and acquaintances across the globe; and we’ve come to look at the human body as an interconnected system of biological processes.

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  • Striking gold with scientific illustrations

    Leah Eisenstadt, July 30th, 2013

    Broad scientists publish hundreds of research papers every year. Some of those papers are among the most noteworthy in that journal issue, and may even be chosen as the issue’s “cover story” with accompanying artwork on the journal’s cover — an honor for scientists and artists alike.

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