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.
Drug discovery & development
From genes to mechanisms to medicines: Reflections on the past, present and future of drug discovery
Anna Greka and Florence Wagner
November 14, 2019
Since the Human Genome Project, our understanding of the genetic basis of human diseases has grown by leaps and bounds. But how close are we to translating these genetic insights into much-needed therapies? Physician-scientist Anna Greka and chemist Florence Wagner will reflect on how new tools and approaches in biology and chemistry have helped unlock new paradigms for the development of medicines in the genomic era, and look ahead to what the future might hold.
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