Press Releases

The Broad Institute only issues press releases relative to major scientific findings and events. Below is a chronological archive of past releases.
  • Largest ever genome-wide study strengthens genetic link to obesity

    February 11th, 2015
    Findings help explain why some people are more likely than others to gain weight and develop obesity-related conditions
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  • Researchers find link between microbiome, type 1 diabetes

    February 5th, 2015
    Large longitudinal study sees shift in microbiome species diversity prior to onset of disease Updated: February 23, 2015
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  • 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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