Press Releases

The Broad Institute only issues press releases relative to major scientific findings and events. Below is a chronological archive of past releases.
  • Scientists discover new system for human genome editing with potential to increase power and precision of genome engineering

    September 25th, 2015
    CRISPR-Cpf1 system could disrupt both scientific and commercial landscape
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  • DARPA awards $32 million contract to MIT, Broad Institute Foundry to bolster DNA design and manufacturing

    September 24th, 2015
    A facility at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and MIT that aims to achieve the full potential of engineering biology has received a five-year, $32 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
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  • Broad Institute named as one of two national genome characterization centers

    September 14th, 2015
    Broad Institute and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston will become the flagship data-production centers for a pioneering five-year project supported by the National Cancer Institute to characterize the genomic changes found in tumors. GCC funding comes via a research subcontract with Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc., operations and technical support contractor for NCI’s Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer...
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  • Broad Institute, Google Genomics combine bioinformatics and computing expertise to expand access to research tools

    June 23rd, 2015
    Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is teaming up with Google Genomics to explore how to break down major technical barriers that increasingly hinder biomedical research by addressing the need for computing infrastructure to store and process enormous datasets, and by creating tools to analyze such data and unravel long-standing mysteries about human health.
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  • Philanthropists unite to accelerate global fight against tuberculosis with combined $20 million gift to Broad Institute

    June 22nd, 2015
    Philanthropists Seth Klarman, Bill Ackman lead other investors in New York and Boston with pioneering shared contribution
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