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 Make Connection Between Genetic Variation and Immune System in Risk for Neurodegenerative and Other Diseases

    May 5th, 2014
    Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School (HMS), the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and University of Chicago report findings demonstrating how genetic variations among healthy, young individuals can influence immune cell function. Many of those variants are also genetic risk factors for common diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, and multiple...
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  • Broad Institute appoints new institutional leaders

    April 29th, 2014
    Expanding the leadership team will help drive institutional accomplishments in the next decade
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  • Broad Institute awarded first patent for engineered CRISPR-Cas9 system

    April 15th, 2014
    System enables scientists to modify genes, understand biology of cells
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  • Global Alliance Focused on Responsible Data Sharing Shows Progress in Standards Development and Membership at First Partner Meeting

    March 4th, 2014
    Global Alliance for Genomics and Health grows to over 150 partners, moves forward on approaches to meet the challenge of genomic and clinical data sharing and advance human health
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  • Study pinpoints protective mutations for type 2 diabetes

    March 2nd, 2014
    Broad Institute and MGH lead international collaboration uncovering potential drug target, work underscores promise of genomic approaches to identify and validate targets for drug discovery
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