In 2004, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard launched with a mission to improve human health. Since 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. In celebration of our 15th anniversary, in 2019 and 2020 we hosted a series of public talks that trace the evolution of key fields of science and medicine over our first 15 years, and look ahead to how these fields might continue to evolve in the future.
We invite you to experience the entire series of Broad@15 talks, and to share them with your family and friends.
September 19, 2019
The idea that you could take a piece of a patient's tumor, sequence it, and use that knowledge to guide treatment used to sound like science fiction. Today, says Broad chief scientific officer and Cancer Program director Todd Golub, that idea is starting to become reality. Golub will trace the science of cancer precision medicine, how it's evolved over the last 15 years, and where that path could take us.