Press Releases

The Broad Institute only issues press releases relative to major scientific findings and events. Below is a chronological archive of past releases.
  • International team unearths strong genetic risk factor for type 2 diabetes in Latin American populations

    June 10th, 2014
    Broad Institute researchers and collaborators harness whole-exome sequencing in study of 4,000 Latin Americans; reveal gene variant of strong effect that might guide treatment
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  • Broad Institute celebrates opening of new building

    May 21st, 2014
    Opening heralds Broad's second decade and commitment to Kendall Square
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  • 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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