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 map the human loop-ome, revealing a new form of genetic regulation

    December 11th, 2014
    Researchers describe the results of a five-year effort to map, in unprecedented detail, how the 2-meter long human genome folds inside the nucleus of a cell.
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  • Rare gene mutations raise risk of early heart attack

    December 10th, 2014
    Mutations in APOA5 gene found to increase blood triglycerides and heart attack risk
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  • Broad Institute, Harvard, and MIT license CRISPR-Cas9 technology to Editas Medicine for therapeutic applications

    November 30th, 2014
    Strategic agreement allows for additional therapeutic licensing on a gene-by-gene basis
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  • Two studies identify a detectable, pre-cancerous state in the blood

    November 25th, 2014
    Findings pave way for new lines of cancer research focused on detection and prevention
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  • Defective NPC1L1 gene found to protect against heart disease

    November 12th, 2014
    Researchers find rare, loss-of-function mutations that lower blood cholesterol and reduce risk of heart disease
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