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.
  • $650 million commitment to Stanley Center at Broad Institute aims to galvanize mental illness research

    July 22nd, 2014
    The Broad Institute today announced an unprecedented commitment of $650 million from philanthropist Ted Stanley aimed at galvanizing scientific research on psychiatric disorders and bringing new treatments based on molecular understanding to hundreds of millions of people around the world.
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  • International team sheds new light on biology underlying schizophrenia

    July 21st, 2014
    Genes, pathways identified could inform new approaches to treatment
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  • Study identifies novel genomic changes in the most common type of lung cancer

    July 9th, 2014
    TCGA finds mutations in a key cancer-causing pathway, expanding targets for existing drugs
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  • Scientists identify additional challenges in KRAS-driven cancers

    June 19th, 2014
    Cancers driven by – and dependent on – the potent mutated cancer gene KRAS have an especially poor prognosis, and three decades of scientific attempts have failed to produce drugs that can attack KRAS and halt the tumors’ runaway growth.
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  • Broken gene found to protect against heart disease

    June 18th, 2014
    Loss-of-function mutations in APOC3 gene lower blood lipids and lower risk of coronary artery disease
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