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.
  • Broad Institute teams up with AWS, Cloudera, Google, IBM, Intel, and Microsoft to enable cloud-based access to the Genome Analysis Toolkit, simplifying genomic research

    April 5th, 2016
    Collaborations to expand access to GATK as a cloud-based service; Broad will continue to offer GATK as a direct download for on-premise use
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  • Broad collaborates with Pfizer to enable accessible, cloud-based analysis of human gene expression and regulation

    April 4th, 2016
    The Broad Institute is proud to announce a collaboration with Pfizer Inc. that aims to create a cloud-based environment for storing and analyzing gene expression and gene regulation datasets.
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  • Feng Zhang receives 2016 Canada Gairdner International Award

    March 22nd, 2016
    Broad/MIT scientist among five honored as pioneers of CRISPR-Cas9 system
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  • Researchers publish system-wide analysis of T-cell response in zebrafish

    March 15th, 2016

    A study led by Francisco Quintana of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Broad Institute used zebrafish as a model to examine T-cell receptors (TCRs) and their response to foreign and native antigens. The team found that a general pool of “public” TCRs capable of dealing with diverse antigen threats dominate the T-cell response in zebrafish. It’s possible that these TCR “first-responders” buy time, giving the immune system a short window during which it can develop more specialized, “private” TCRs. 

  • Toward a complete genetic picture of heart disease

    March 3rd, 2016
    Broad researchers implicate two more genes in the lipoprotein lipase pathway and provide robust evidence that lowering triglyceride levels through this pathway can lower the risk of coronary artery disease
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