Blog / 01.21.16

In new research published in Cell, Broad researchers look at asymmetry in cellular processes to uncover new mechanisms behind cancer-causing mutationsRead more

Blog / 09.10.15

ConStrains is a new tool that identifies unique conspecific microbial strains—and their relative abundance—by looking at the SNPs in their core genomesRead more

Blog / 02.16.17
Genetic predisposition to a higher waist-to-hip ratio, or “apple” body shape, contributes to development of type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease, according to an analysis of multiple genomics...Read more
Blog / 02.27.17
In recognition of Rare Disease Day, Anna Greka, an institute member at the Broad Institute, an associate physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical...Read more
Blog / 01.30.17
In response to President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration, Broad Institute president and director Eric Lander, along with the Executive Leadership Team sent the following message to the Broad...Read more
Blog / 01.11.17
Miniature “organs-in-a-dish” are giving researchers at the Broad and elsewhere unprecedented opportunities to connect genetics with complex biology in a lab setting.Read more
Blog / 10.4.16
Zika genome data, together with related information about the samples, is being made freely available to the global scientific community to speed Zika research worldwideRead more
Blog / 09.13.16
Sequencing a human genome today costs roughly 0.0014% of what it was in 2001, and takes hours instead of years. Can sequencing still get cheaper and faster? And does it need to?Read more
Blog / 07.29.16
Broad researchers Naomi Habib and Yinqing Li discuss Div-Seq and sNuc-Seq, single-cell techniques that aid in study of rare and dividing cellsRead more
Blog / 01.17.17
A cancer cell can also harbor thousands of structural variants — large-scale losses (deletions), duplications, swaps (translocations), and other changes — in its DNA. Matthew Meyerson and Rameen...Read more
Blog / 12.5.16
Science needs technology. Sometimes that technology has to be invented. That’s where the Broad Technology Labs come in.Read more
Blog / 12.2.16
Inspired by the Broad Institute’s Food Allergy Science Initiative, the annual two-day workshop at MGH’s Center for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease this year brought together experts from...Read more
Blog / 11.30.16
Corrie Painter, associate director of operations and scientific outreach at the Broad Institute and one of the creators of The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project, and Eliezer Van Allen, an oncologist at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and an associate member at Broad, discuss patient engagement, which is critical for advancing our understanding of both common and rare cancers and empowering people to get in the driver's seat of clinical research.Read more
Blog / 11.3.16
Broad researchers take a lead role in the Human Functional Genomics Project, an international effort to assess the genetic and environmental factors driving immune system response and the risk of...Read more