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.
  • Disorder in gene-control system is a defining characteristic of cancer, study finds

    December 11th, 2014
    The genetic tumult within cancerous tumors is more than matched by the disorder in one of the mechanisms for switching cells’ genes on and off, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard report in a new study.
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  • New way to turn genes on

    December 11th, 2014
    Technique allows rapid, large-scale studies of gene function
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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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  • Highly evolvable malaria-carrying mosquitoes

    December 2nd, 2014
    New insights into how Anopheles mosquitoes species are related to each other and how the dynamic evolution of their genomes may contribute to their flexibility to adapt to new environments and to seek out human blood
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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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