News from the Broad

The Broad Institute is committed to open sharing not only of its scientific data and tools, but also information and news about our progress towards achieving our mission. Below are just a few highlights from the Broad scientific community.
  • Stanley Center at the Broad Institute and New York Stem Cell Foundation partner to develop stem cell resource for schizophrenia and psychiatric diseases

    February 19th, 2015
    Induced pluripotent stem cell lines to be made from people with schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders, to study cell changes
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  • Predicting cancer's cell of origin

    February 18th, 2015
    By combining the Epigenomics Roadmap and mutational landscape, researchers trace cancers cell type of origin
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  • Researchers generate a reference map of the human epigenome

    February 18th, 2015
    Better understanding of gene modifications could elucidate their role in human traits, diseases
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  • 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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  • Sashimi Plot software now available

    February 11th, 2015

    A team of Broad researchers led by Jill Mesirov, Edo Airoldi, and Chris Burge recently published a paper describing their “Sashimi Plot” software for visualizing the abundance of mRNA isoforms in multiple RNA-Seq samples. Now integrated into the Integrative Genomics Viewer (IGV) browser, the plots display raw data that resembles small pieces of sashimi and include isoform abundance estimates from the quantitation program, MISO. Learn more about the software in the journal Bioinformatics.