In 2004, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard launched with a mission to improve human health.
This year marks our 15th anniversary. During that time, biology and medicine have evolved in astonishing ways, and so have we. Our community now includes more than four thousand scientists, software engineers, and more, with collaborations in more than three dozen countries.
We think the amazing pace of scientific progress is a story worth sharing. Beginning in the summer of 2019 and continuing through spring of 2020, we’ll host a series of public talks to trace the evolution of key fields of science and medicine over the last 15 years, and look ahead to how they might continue to evolve in the future.
These engaging discussions will be in place of our regular Midsummer Nights’ Science and Science for All Seasons series, which will return later in 2020.
We hope you’ll join us in person or online! Sign up here to stay up to date!
All of the talks will take place from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, followed by a reception, unless otherwise noted.
The Human Genomic Revolution: Past, Present, and Future
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Over 15 years ago, the scientific community celebrated the sequencing of the first human genome. It’s time to ask how this monumental effort has transformed biomedical science, from basic research to the understanding and treatment of disease. Eric Lander, Broad Institute president and founding director and one of the principal leaders of the Human Genome Project, will survey the impact — what we’ve learned, and what lies ahead.
This lecture is presented in memory of Eliana Hechter and is supported by the Eliana Hechter Memorial Fund.
September 19, 2019
May 5, 2020