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, 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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  • Two studies identify a detectable, pre-cancerous state in the blood

    November 25th, 2014
    Findings pave way for new lines of cancer research focused on detection and prevention
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  • USAID, Broad Institute and Illumina Form a Public Private Partnership Combating the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa

    November 19th, 2014
    The partnership will train local and outbreak-deployed personnel to sequence viral genomes from the outbreak, and will extend surveillance operations
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  • Marching to our own sequence

    November 13th, 2014
    Study finds DNA replication timing varies among people
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  • Defective NPC1L1 gene found to protect against heart disease

    November 12th, 2014
    Researchers find rare, loss-of-function mutations that lower blood cholesterol and reduce risk of heart disease
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