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Blog / 11.25.14

Introducing: B60

By Veronica Meade-Kelly
B60 , a new video series appearing on the Broad Institute YouTube channel , is a window into Broad science and culture. Each 60-second video offers a glimpse into the innovative work taking place at the institute, and the spirit of collaboration and creativity that makes it possible. Watch the...

B60, a new video series appearing on the Broad Institute YouTube channel, is a window into Broad science and culture. Each 60-second video offers a glimpse into the innovative work taking place at the institute, and the spirit of collaboration and creativity that makes it possible. Watch the series to learn how the Broad is tackling some of the most ambitious challenges in biomedicine today.

In this B60 video, Broad associate member Ben Ebert and Steve McCarroll, director of genetics at the Broad's Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, describe the findings of two related studies that identified a detectable, pre-cancerous state in the blood. Their papers appear online this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Read the Broad press release to learn more, and enjoy the video:

 

 

Papers cited:

Jaiswal, S et al. "Age-related clonal hematopoiesis associated with adverse outcomes.New England Journal of Medicine. Online First: November 26, 2014. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1408617

Genovese, G et al. "Clonal hematopoiesis and blood-cancer risk inferred from blood DNA sequence.New England Journal of Medicine. Online First: November 26, 2014. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1409405